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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ships at Hyde Street Pier

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Address: 499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Established in 1988, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park...

Established in 1988, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park encompasses 34 acres, and has the most National Historic Landmarks of any unit in the National Park Service. In addition to the fleet of historic ships at Hyde Street Pier, the Park includes the Aquatic Park Historic District (Maritime Museum, beach, lawn area, and bleachers), a Visitor Center and the Research Center (in Fort Mason Center).

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Take A Tour With a Park Ranger!

When you arrive at the Hyde Street Pier, check out the schedule of tours of the various boats and displays. I really enjoyed the 50 minute tour of the large grain carrier, The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Medford, New Jersey
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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you arrive at the Hyde Street Pier, check out the schedule of tours of the various boats and displays. I really enjoyed the 50 minute tour of the large grain carrier, The 1886 square-rigger BALCLUTHA. Explore topside and cabins of this mighty sailing ship and learn its unique history. You will also see other ships that you can also... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were following an online self guided day tour for San Fran and the national park was suggested for a stop. We each paid the $10 admission good for one week at any of the parks there. We walked through the ships and the ferry that were open for self guided tours. Not everything was open when... More 

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West Chicago, il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This was a pretty interesting stop. Enjoyed seeing all the boats and what they were used for. We walked around for about an hour, maybe a little more. This was at the end of a long day so we probably rushed it a little bit.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

they have several historical boats, etc....it was cool, we paid the touist attraction fee, kids 15 and under free...we walked on them, it was interesting the history that was there, my kids and i loved checking them out. check it out if you havent done it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Fantastic time is you love old vessels like I do. They have some beautiful ships. Well worth your time.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

You can see the beautiful ships from afar while walking down the beach from Fisherman's Wharf towards the pier. Stop by and take your time strolling through history along the pier and into these beautiful ships. Each vessel tells a story and how it was part of the building of SF. Not many tourists are here and is worth a... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Strolled along the pier and then found out that we could get in free using our America the Beautiful annual pass which we had purchased for entry into the national Parks! Passed an interesting hour looking at the range of ships. Were able to walk around them which was good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Then I marveled how anyone could live through parlous, uncertain excursions on such not-so-massive old-style ships! Museums I can rush through, but sights like this I linger near, and ponder the lives passed and lost adventuring vast oceans, throwing caution to the winds, then hailing the next shores.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It was great to get away from the crowds to find ourselves alone on a huge ship in SF bay. There were some great photo opportunities both on and below decks. Even if you don't like ships and boats its more about doing something different. At times I was whisked back in time imagining what it was like aboard these... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice exhibits and short video. Did not go onboard ships as it cost $10. TIP OF THE DAY - if you have a National Park Pass, you get in FREE. Mine was at home in my car - will take it with me on my next vacations as you'll never know when it comes in handy!

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