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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

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Address: 499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Phone Number: +1 415-447-5000
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Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the...

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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Glad I didnt miss this (again)

This was a nice pier I had missed previously, but glad I didn't this trip! Chance to walk on the small beach, great view of the Golden gate bridge and the old sailing ships... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Andrea R
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a nice pier I had missed previously, but glad I didn't this trip! Chance to walk on the small beach, great view of the Golden gate bridge and the old sailing ships anchored there. (these are museums and do charge a fee to go aboard) Interesting area to make a quick visit too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park includes a fleet of historic vessels including the Eureka Ferry, the Alma Scow,The Balclutha, The Eppy Tug, the C.A. Thayer, a lumber schooner, and many more vessels. Tours are provided through the vessels in this national park. The pier also has a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility. You'll want to return again and again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hadn't found this on any searches but stumbled across it outside of Fisherman's Wharf. Fantastic if you love old sailing vessels like I do. Always love walking the deck and hulls of these beautiful old ladies. Well worth the time if you're a closet sailor. Also a great place to see wild Californian Sea Lions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited to the SF Maritime National Historical Park on a beautiful late November morning. We spent a long time on the Balclutha, esp. enjoying the 3 videos that explained the 3 distinct periods of the ship's history. Try and watch them in order, we sat down at #2 before we realized there were 3 in total. It was great... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical ships from different time periods. Magnificent sailing ships. Beautiful to see even without climbing aboard.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park or also known as the Hyde Street Pier contains several sailing vessels. The two largest sailing vessels are the C.A. Thayer and the Balclutha. The C.A. Thayer is a West Coast Lumber schooner which also was used as a cod fishing schooner. The schooner is 156 feet long and 36 feet across the... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These sailing ships have been painstakingly restored and are beautiful to see. The staff/volunteers are knowledgeable and informative.

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Batavia, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was just neat to be able to get aboard some of these older ships. The ferry has some nice old cars in it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on our last morning in the city. It was very informative and it was lovely to see the old ships and the interactive exhibits.

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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wandered into this area and immediately felt a sense of history. Looking at the tea clippers (unfortunately didn't have time to board and look around one of the two on show), seeing how boats were made, using the rope and tackle displays, reading the historical boards added to the amazing views across the bay made this a great visit... More 

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