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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
+1 415-447-5000
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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
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+1 415-447-5000
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"hyde street pier"
in 36 reviews
"sailing ship"
in 20 reviews
"old cars"
in 13 reviews
"fisherman's wharf"
in 49 reviews
"parks pass"
in 9 reviews
"these ships"
in 8 reviews
"visitor center"
in 20 reviews
"below deck"
in 5 reviews
"argonaut hotel"
in 6 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"great views of alcatraz"
in 5 reviews
"free entry"
in 5 reviews
"history buff"
in 5 reviews
"the golden gate bridge"
in 28 reviews
"great museum"
in 7 reviews
"ghirardelli square"
in 10 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed yesterday

I've always come here with my grandparents. Enjoyable place to have family conversations, especially for family elders that can relate.

Thank Amaris D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've seen it just from the outside as we couldn't spent more time in SF. If we are ever going back, this will be on the top of our list, due to the rich meritime history of SF of which we have read latter.

Thank OneSoulSouth
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The NPS provides a ton of activities for the children and they will be entertained and educated at the same time. Get the Junior Ranger Badge, a cool program.

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was much bigger and more information than I expected when II went in. A great bit of information and history.

Thank Beverly Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you interested in boats, ships and maritime history, this is a good place to go, just by the beginning of the beach, just opposite the National Park Information Centre. It’s $10 to visit the ships, but there are some fun and educational things to...More

Thank SagaloutsTour
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know why this is not higher on things to do in San Fran, although it was nice having the ships and the park historian to ourselves for a little while. Much less touristy. They only had 3 ships available to board when we...More

Thank Angel S
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

really neat to look at and take pictures. the area around there was clean and the people were nice too.. I had a lot of questions.

Thank foodlovingmom
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

If you're down near Fisherman's wharf seeking a respite from tourist crowds and trinket vendors, slip into the San Francisco Maritime museum and park. MUseum exhibits describe the history of San Francisco with a maritime slant and we found it very interesting. There s no...More

Thank maryaileen2016
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Its great way to spend an hour or two while over by Ghirardelli Square. We enjoyed the old boats and the history museum.

Thank Josh S
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is a wonderful place to take out of town visitors. Though the Balclutha was in dry dock for refurb when we stopped, the Eureka provides a wonderful look at transportation on the bay before the Golden Gate Bridge...More

Thank LightFighter
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I9018UKpatricial
September 14, 2017|
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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
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I9018UKpatricial
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
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