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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
+1 415-447-5000
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USS Pampanito General Admission
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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 July 20, 2017

This park has a variety of sights to see. The exhibits in the visitors center and some museum areas are free. However, you must pay a small fee to visit some historical ships and boats. It was so interesting to walk on board the tug...More

Thank CKT808
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Saw the most beautiful sunset off the pier like structure at this park! City looked beautiful and great view of golden gate bridge.

Thank Joe S
Reviewed July 15, 2017

We have been here before with the kids and enjoyed it. This time we came with the adults and decided to check it out. It is very interesting and there is something new to learn every time you come. Definitely worth checking out.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

The park consists of three separate areas; a visitor center, a museum, and a pier with historical vessels moored alongside. The visitor center and museum are free. There is a $10 fee to board several ships along the pier. I found the visitor center superb....More

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Even if you are not into Naval history...this place is amazing. Lots of interesting exibits and enough there to keep the kiddies amused. After you have visited, to and take a tour of the SS Pampanito WWII Submarine...and then the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship. Both...More

Thank Margot P
Reviewed July 10, 2017

These have been here for awhile. I've taken visiting friends to see them over the years, and it's always fascinating for them. I recommend if you're into history, revolving around conquering the seas.

1  Thank empresssharyl
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We spent a little time one afternoon here. Lots to see! Great views of Alcatraz and lots of vessels to see!

1  Thank mrs_shopthe
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Hidden gem is to visit the cars and trucks in the ferry. They are amazing too. The ships are all nice

1  Thank ahall222017
Reviewed July 7, 2017

This is a different kind of national park to visit, because it's all floating on water. The park itself has different historical boats from the 1800s and the early 1900s that you can walk onto and explore. Because my mom has a senior national park...More

1  Thank Hannah M
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Historic tugboat, Historic Ferry, really neat especially if you are into Historical stuff. One of the ships was closed for maintenance to my disappointment.

1  Thank Gordana N
Fisherman’s Wharf
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
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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