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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ships at Hyde Street Pier

499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
+1 415-447-5000
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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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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
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+1 415-447-5000
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

We stumbled upon this park while walking from Fisherman's Warf to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory for sundaes. The exhibit boasts beautiful light house lights and interesting artifacts. We did not have time to visit the ships on the dock---intriguing and beautiful. If you are a...More

Thank schmante
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Fabulous ships at Hyde park pier, very friendly and helpful national parks guides, but do not miss sailing on the alma! Highlight of our trip. Crewed by knowledgable and friendly volunteers, we set sail with our park range guide and had a fantastic experience sailing...More

Thank stanleychappie
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

If you love old fashioned ships, this is for you. From what i can remember it was really cheap to enter the museum too, like $5. Big steel sailing ship and tug boats as well as an old paddle boat made for really good photos...More

Thank Kirk T
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Docked by the bay. Free to go right next to both of them to take photos also tours are available and there is a free museum . They display some part of the ship like the engine and also some bombs. Also detailed map of...More

Thank French L
Reviewed 29 September 2015

While down at Fishermans wharf, walk the extra distance to view. It's free to just look only costs if you get on a boat

Thank Tassie123
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Not what you normally think of as a National Park but they have some incredible restored ships from the heyday of SF shipping and sailing. Well worth an hour or two to see them all. Used our National Park senior pass here.

Thank swingdrummer
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We came upon this area of Fisherman's Wharf as we were walking along. There is a lot going on here. There is a maritime museum, a research facility, a visitor center and a fleet of historic ships. Some of them include a schooner, a paddlewheel...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This national park has several types of old ships that you can buy a cheap pass to tour all of them. We went over two days as we hit it late on the first day and had to come back to finish visiting the ships....More

Thank KansasHank
Reviewed 11 August 2015

An attraction that is not well known, but is amazing. Cruise on a real sailing ship and if you wish, join the crew. This trip is about 3 hours long and not your typical harbor cruise. Once the sails are up, you can ask the...More

Thank Nisswatraveler
Reviewed 11 August 2015

A marvellous collection of old vessel with plenty of history. A nice walk along the wharf with plenty to read and see.

Thank David R
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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Barbara J
12 April 2015|
Response from Alexander Z | Reviewed this property |
Great that you're travelling with your dog. We had to leave our dog at home (I'm living in Europe), so we were without dog. But the area in front of the Pier is kind of a small park, so should be perfect for a dog, lots of... More