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San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building

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Address: 900 Beach Street, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-561-7100
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Find everything seaworthy - ship models, ship relics, scrimshaw, whaling...
Find everything seaworthy - ship models, ship relics, scrimshaw, whaling gear and figureheads - in this free maritime museum.
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Great WPA art project

Fascinating building in the shape of an ocean liner decorated inside and out by WPA artists. Great outside area for catching the afternoon sun and watching aquatic activities.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Lewisville, North Carolina

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fascinating building in the shape of an ocean liner decorated inside and out by WPA artists. Great outside area for catching the afternoon sun and watching aquatic activities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We visited on a cold and windy May Day and there are a bunch of boats to see and tour. We didn't have much time but really enjoyed it. Bundle up because it's cold. We wished we had more time because there's a lot to see.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Actually we do know. This is must see, the narrative videos given, along with the restored artifacts make it a Top Must See, the working sailboat with its history. Ferry boat with time of the era automobiles. History Buffs will love it.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you are looking for a beach with a nice view, this is the place to go. It is also right by Ghirardelli Square in case you want a nice dessert.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Just passed and went in as it was free. Sorry but there was little to see. The top floor was almost empty. I presume that it is a work in progress so check again in the future. There was an art exhibition and the building is fascinating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It might be a seasonal attraction. WE enjoyed it despite The receptionist, when asked "What's here?", literally said: There's a representation of a sperm whale there (pointing), a small exhibit upstairs....I'm told, and something outside. We explored and liked it very much. The architecture is fun. Just being there (with no admission) is worth a stop.

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Am privileged to have been invited to event at the San Francisco Maritime Museum. Never imagined it would be soooooo interesting as have never found ships to be fascinating. It's actually one of the most interesting museum I ever visited.Gives one deep understanding of multiple topics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Loved the maritime museum. Over ten boats to visit ant explore. Beautifully restored and maintained low entrance fee. Went back for second visit.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's been a while since I've seen the maritime museum with a full array of exhibits. The permanent custom house exhibit was a little dry, but the whaling exhibit was good. The restored murals are amazing. Great views of the aquatic park.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The National Park visitor Centre is more of a maritime museum with lots about the history of SF port than what they call the The Maritime Museum at the Boathouse Building which had a show about Whaling and not much else. I would forget the museum and just visit the visitor centre.

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Additional Information about San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building

Address: 900 Beach Street, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-561-7100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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