San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park638 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 900 Beach Street (at Polk), San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4154475000
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Specialty Museums
The park features a maritime museum, a fleet of historic vessels and a visitor centre. One can explore the maritime history of the area or even board one of the numerous vessels and feel the wind in your hair as you look toward see from the forward mast. The historic fleet moored at Hyde Street includes Balclutha (1886), the C.A. Thayer (1895), the Eureka (1890), the Alma (1891), the Hercules (1907) and Eppleton Hall (1914).
A 1909 warehouse has been converted into a Visitor Centre, which also contains some exhibits and a theatre. The Maritime Museum has interesting exhibits that tell the story of the evolution of the maritime heritage of San Francisco.
Entrance Ticket Details For San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
- Entrance to the ships is free for supervised children under 16.
How to Reach San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
- Tram Stop: Jones Street & Beach Street
- Bus Stop: Beach Street & Polk Street
- McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood
- The Pub BBQ
- Capurro's Restaurant and Bar
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3.08% of people who visit San Francisco include San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in their plan
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50% of people start their San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
93.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Reviews & Ratings
Great place to discover the importance of the maritime industry and its influence on the early San Francisco economy. The ships stored here each have their own interesting saga of the history of this city and the sacrifices and heroics of the seamen that braved powerful storms to carry cargo from around the world. A great place your families to enjoy the fresh air and experience the splendor of those magnificent vessels.
We visited here on a Monday morning when there was no crowd. We really wanted to go on the sailing ship. We had a volunteer tour guide who gave us the complete tour and all the history of the ship. He was very good and made the tour a great experience for us. I highly recommend it!!
This was my favorite place at Fisherman's Wharf. I found the rest a bit too touristy for my taste but I loved seeing what the old riggers were like and how people lived in them. I also saw the park's people working on them, sanding and painting. These boats require so much work and to see them in such great shape! they are truly a labor of love. It was a great place to photograph Alcatraz with the old ships as foreground.
We actually found this by accident when we were trying to find Ghirardelli Square...and really glad we did. Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to explore it, so we stuck to the free exhibits but it all looked very well presented and a marvellous way to step back in time into the maritime history of San Francisco & experience the life these men lived. There are also great views across the bay from the park opposite it, on the way up the hill to the chocolate store....a nice spot to sit & enjoy the views & the sunshine.
A very unexpected pleasure. Numerous historic sailing/shipping vessels just beautiful to tour. Used our National Park annual pass to gain admission. Interesting for all ages, should be accessible to most.