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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the Hyde Street Pier or tour the fine collections of maritime lore.
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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-447-5000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The San Francisco Maritime park covers a variety of venues. We visited all of the open ships (one was closed for unexplained reasons) and the history exhibit in the visitor's center. The ships are an interesting variety. Most of them have displays on board which...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here viewing old sailing ships and other things. There are 2 old sailing ships that you can board and see what it was like in the days of sail. Other work ships are also available to board. Seals on the docks...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rdpine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here to watch the fireworks from the gently sloping grassy slopes facing San Francisco Bay. We walked over from the Fisherman’s Wharf to the east. More direct access would be from the Powell-Hyde cable car. The historical park lay below Ghirardelli Square. We...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ImmerWandern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get to visit each section of the submarine and this gives a good idea of how it was like to be onboard.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank francoisd321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was indeed a worthwhile stop during our trip to San Francisco. The Maritime Museum is very good if you are interested in learning about the Maritime history of the USA. The pier has some historical ships which you can tour from inside. I had...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BhumikaPant
Reviewed May 23, 2019

As many times as I have visited San Fran, this was our first trip to visit the array of tall ships and tug. The self paced tour was excellent. A few of the ships were closed so we will sure go back!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lil_big_traveller
Reviewed May 16, 2019

We have visited San Francisco several times, and found this little piece of history more by chance as we showed friends around the city. Nice collection of ships from bygone years, with opportunities for education in the tying of knots along the harbor.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Whether you are into maritime facts and history or not, venture in and I think you will be surprised at what treasures you will find.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank hbuzz111
Reviewed May 10, 2019

This pier area was so awesome! There are many ships/boats/old ferries to get on and explore. Really loved the 2 tall ships. Standing on the decks looking up at the rigging is so cool. The large ferry boat was also interesting, especially the vintage cars....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wombat44
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

A lovely walk at most times of the day. You can see the Golden Gate Bridge from the end of the harbour arm, lots of gulls and a fairly calm sea. Keep half an eye out for scooters, roller skates and skateboards but people seem...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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September 14, 2017|
Response from Buzzard92 | Reviewed this property |
There is Free parking in the wharf area. It goes really quickly though. I was able to park at Boudin Bakery and Cafe. We ate lunch and walked the rest of the Wharf to the museum and looked at the boats. If it is full, you... More
September 14, 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
First, you can park along the street but the problem is it is 2 hours at a time so you have to feed the meter at 2 hours. It might be better to park in a lot. This place is cheap and not along walk to pier. Imperial... More