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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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Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the Hyde Street Pier or tour the fine collections of maritime lore.
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  • Average6%
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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-447-5000
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Photographs and artifacts creatively arranged bring the maritime past of SF to life. A walk through can be leisurely or quick depending on your inclination and availability. The staff is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and eager to assist. They can also be good sources of tips, suggestions...More

Thank Felicia B
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

You can touch the history. An amazing experience especially if you find a veteran that explain you deeply the war situation.

Thank Daniele G
Reviewed 7 October 2015

There is a minimal cost ($5) to visit these old ships. You get in for free if you have a national parks pass. Interesting to see the old ships but there are no guides or audio tours, so you pretty much just walk around and...More

Thank twin2934
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Fantastic looking round 4 ships for just a few dollars so great and cheap entertainment for over 3 hours for only $5. The large ship in particular (built in Newcastle GB) really interesting and loads of info and audio guides on board. Also if you...More

Thank Kevin1400
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Unlike some of the extremely expensive maritime attractions such as the Jeremiah O'Brien, it was a surprise to find that you could board and look around several ships and vessels for just $5 or less with concessions. You can spend hours looking around the boats...More

Thank StuartUK30
Reviewed 28 September 2015

If you are a member of the National Parks this is free to you. It is very historical and the guide was very knowledgable and we enjoyed this. It is good for a few hours.

Thank Estelle K
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This Pier afforded gorgeous views of the SF Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and behind it the Ghirardelli sign, Transamerica bldg and Coit tower. The historical ships, beautifully restored, provide a tangible demonstration of the city's maritime history.

1  Thank mrose414
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Great place to spend some time and entry is only 5 dollars and your ticket is good for 5 days. Lots of goods ships to spend your time going round.

Thank Swanfield
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great park/museum showcasing the history of maritime San Francisco. $5 for a day pass to walk through at least 4 historical ships/boats. The 'tall ship' and the ferry are amazing. A nice walking tour might take 2 hours.

Thank John2728
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Another place, like Fort Point, that is nice for a quick stop. Take a walk down the pier to the end and back, some really interesting ships and history.

Thank Keith G
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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