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San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building

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Address: 900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1002
Phone Number: +1 415-561-7100
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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
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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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Beautiful Building

Under restoration but first floor done, beautiful, remarkable tile work, architectural art work. Free. Takes maybe 30-45mins, right on swimming beach. Very much worth walk over... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 31, 2016
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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Under restoration but first floor done, beautiful, remarkable tile work, architectural art work. Free. Takes maybe 30-45mins, right on swimming beach. Very much worth walk over from Fisherman. Can't wait to see full restoration.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The Maritime Museum was at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf and I spent a little bit of time there learning about the vast history of seafaring and fishing in San Francisco. The Art Deco style building was built originally as a bath house, before being taken by the Army in WWII, and subsequently donated to the city as a museum.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is the place to see the maritime museum also known as the aquatic park bathhouse building. The entrance is free and see the early photos of fishermen and their lives in the early 19 ...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Interesting artifacts and pics in this free, quaint museum about 19th and early 20th century mast ships. The upstairs area is being renovated but the additional photo exhibit outside the back to the left is very interesting and a highlight. Good way to spend an hour.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We popped in here briefly - more by accident really. But what a lucky find. The museum had an excellent exhibition of early photos of ships, fishermen and people's lives from about 1850-1910. A free exhibition and very interesting. It won't take more than half an hour to go round but I recommend it.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

I had thought this place was bigger, with lots of maritime items to look at. But instead, it was one room, and an area with maritime art. I guess you can not expect much for free.

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Sorrento, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Was an amazing day with families, walking along the Fishermann's Wharf towards the Cannery. This area of San Francisco was so romantic! The beautiful view of Alcatraz and Golden Gate, that day so windy! The museum is a good size for two hours tour,(compared with the museum in San Diego) and really interesting walking nearby, with good choice of restaurant... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a real nice visit to Aquatic Park and the Maritime Museum with family. Just a stroll from Fisherman's Wharf towards The Cannery. Got a sense of the that era by looking at the exhibits and vessels. The displays and docents were helpful also. I really like walking the waterfront of San Francisco.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

Cool museum where you can get to see ship models and it is located right by the see where you can have a nice view of Golden gate bridge. I would also suggest taking a walk along the coastline and hang out at the fishermans wharfs

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by on our way to the pier. Free for the month of November. Part of it was closed for a meeting. Wonder what we didn't get the chance to see. Not often to see a free museum so that was nice. Learned a lot, had part of the ship right inside the museum. Easy walk to the pier, if... More 

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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 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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