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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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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-447-5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

San Francisco is an old seafaring port. It only seems right that it would have a maritime Museum. I enjoy seeing the pictures of earlier times that tell the stories of early San Francisco. On a hot day it's a great place to get inside...More

Thank UStravelmaxx
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun for the whole family. Explore old time sailing vessels on the Hyde Street Pier. Whether before or fter drop in to the free visitors center to understand the development and history of the waterfront. Great exhibits, artifacts and interesting videos. Don't forget to cross...More

Thank james c
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really interesting to see and read about the history regarding the great Steamer boats that transported literally 'everything' on the waves back in the 1800's over the surrounding waterways of SF before the Golden gate was built. Two 3 master sailing ships also to have...More

Thank wynne j
Reviewed 1 week ago

We kind of "stumbled across" this National Park while walking around the Fisherman's Wharf area. There is visitor's center a block up from the wharf, and then there are several ships and other displays down at the wharf. Both are well worth visiting. Not all...More

Thank MontanaNativeUsa
Reviewed 1 week ago

For twenty dollars you get to go walk around at least four boats, sometimes more, depending on the tide. Lots of history and it's a lot of fun to see old time ships. We went while they were doing a school field trip, so there...More

Thank Whitney L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered into the museum near Ghirardelli Square almost by accident as we ambled through the area. So glad we did though. There are some very interesting exhibits plus a separate exhibition of maritime photography. This part is free of charge. The second part of...More

Thank ambtaffy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to this museum on every visit.By doing that once or twice a year, we've followed the slow process of maintaining the living vessels which require constant upkeep renewal . The obvious treasures are the tall ships, the Balclutha a steel hulledsquare rigger built...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed touring the two masted ships and looking at the other old ships used in San Franscisco.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came on an anniversary day and it was free entry, you could go on all of the ships and wander around. If you have any pirate lovers they would enjoy this. It's only a 1-2 hour activity but worth a look.

1  Thank Frances E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and well doumented and displayed collectionof ships. The Americans might not have as long a heritage as teh UK but what they have, they display brilliantly.

Thank Carl M
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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