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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: 415-561-7100
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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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Nice Little Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
Greg G
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Greg G
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Christine R
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Richad B
Sorrento, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank James C
New York
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Katrina L
Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank canvasoftheworld
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Very quaint little museum. It is free. The volunteer at the information desk was extremely helpful giving us advice about what to visit on the Wharf and where to get groceries.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Maybe I was there during some repairs, but basicly the museum had one room and the other was open but on the walls there were notes like "remove this wall" or "here add pictures".

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Thank Ania K
Naples, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a review for the museum in the Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building near Fishermans Wharf and Ghirardelli Square. Visitors planning a trip to this attraction should be aware most areas of the facility are not supervised. Visitors should also be aware of crime in the area, and the lack of presence by SF law enforcement is a concern. This... More 

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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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