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San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building

900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1002
+1 415-561-7100
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Find everything seaworthy - ship models, ship relics, scrimshaw, whaling gear and figureheads - in this free maritime museum.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1002
Fisherman’s Wharf
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Maritime Museum was at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf and I spent a little bit of time there learning about the vast history of seafaring and fishing in San Francisco. The Art Deco style building was built originally as a bath house, before being...More

1  Thank mlorahga
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is the place to see the maritime museum also known as the aquatic park bathhouse building. The entrance is free and see the early photos of fishermen and their lives in the early 19 ...

2  Thank joanadventure
Reviewed 15 July 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...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 3 June 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...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 26 May 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.

Thank Reigo
Reviewed 24 April 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...More

1  Thank Antonella M
Reviewed 5 April 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...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 February 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...More

Thank Katrina L
Reviewed 11 November 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,...More

Thank canvasoftheworld
Reviewed 7 October 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.

Thank twin2934
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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