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NameSan Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Address499 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Brief DescriptionNational Park preserving America's maritime heritage
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionSan Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s fleet of floating National Historic Landmarks, includes the 1886 square-rigger Balclutha (exhibit “Cargo is King”); the 1895 schooner C.A. Thayer; the 1891 scow schooner Alma; the 1890 ferryboat Eureka (antique auto collection); the 1914 paddlewheel tug Eppleton Hall; and the 1907 steam tugboat Hercules. The Museum (current exhibit: "Maritime Arts - At Sea and Ashore" showcases remarkable examples of work from the sailors' trade) features exhibits, colorful wall-to-wall murals, and other artwork. The Visitor Center includes “The Waterfront,” a walk-through exhibit of San Francisco maritime history. The Maritime Research Center offers a reading room with a Bay view, and access to an extensive collection of photographs, and other historic documents. Join guided tours, picnic, see steam-engines, learn about traditional sailor’s crafts, experience living-history demonstrations, join in on a sea chantey (first Saturday of every month aboard an historic vessel), or take a ranger-led Bay sail aboard Alma. Hyde Street Pier, Museum, Visitor Center, Aquatic Park, and Library free. Entrance fee: seven-day boarding pass for historic ships: $10 adults (free ages 15 and under, and with National Park passes).
Phone 1(415) 447-5000
Email[email protected]
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance2-3 hours
CostHistoric ships: $10 for 7-day pass
HoursVisitor center/historic ships daily, 9:30am-5pm. Museum daily, 10am-4pm.
Websitewww.nps.gov/safr
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