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San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Find everything seaworthy - ship models, ship relics, scrimshaw, whaling gear and figureheads - in this free maritime museum.
South Windsor
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful displays and staff. This is a great place to learn about the past in an attractive setting.

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Boston area
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Be sure to go to the Aquatic Park Bathhouse”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We went to the Maritime Museum which is in the Argonaut Hotel. Our kids love to do the Junior Ranger activities at National Parks/Historic Sites. This museum is very nice & new. Across from the museum, at the Hyde Street Pier, there are several ships you can explore. Our kids loved this. A block or two from Hyde Street Pier is the Aquatic Park Bathhouse. It is an unusual looking building. Inside you will find stunning WPA murals that have recently been restored. They are gorgeous! The history of this building was very interesting. There is something for every age at these sites.

Visited June 2012
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New York
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159 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good family diversion in the tourist zone”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

A more intelligent place to take visiting family if you're walking down in the Fisherman's Wharf area--it may seem dryer than the goofier attractions next door but is worth it--there is enough here to keep young kids as well as adults interested for a 30--60 min visit.

Visited December 2011
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Aptos
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

We enjoyed the history. Our children, 4 and 8, liked the displays and the location.

Visited March 2012
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Fair Oaks, California
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“GREAT Museum! Fun for the whole family”
Reviewed February 29, 2012

We really enjoyed the San Francisco Maritime Museum. This Museum is part of the National Park Service. Part of the Museum is located in the Argonaut Hotel and another part is located on the Hyde Street Pier. There is a great deal of the Museum that is free. There are a number of vessels at the Hyde Street Pier that require an admission fee but it's very reasonable. Our entire family was admitted free with my parents golden age passport.

There are a number of folks that work at the Museum that are involved in Maritime model building and were happy to share their work with our kids. The boys really enjoyed seeing the modles they had built. One gentleman had a model that included a steam engine that ran. He showed them how it worked and then started it for them. It was very cool!

We are not big museum people but we really enjoyed a couple of hours at the San Francisco Maritime Museum. The National Park Service website for the museum can be found at http://www.nps.gov/safr/index.htm

Visited February 2012
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