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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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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
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"museum is free"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we visited it was open day so everything was free. Walked around all the ships berthed in the area. Interesting talks from park rangers and access to most parts of the ships there. If you like boats and their history this is the place...More

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is next to Argonaunt Hotel where we stayed. It has a lot of information and was very interesting. Good place to hang out while waiting on dinner or taxi

Thank LisaBF4898FD
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many old ships here in this area and well worth a few hours of time. Most are old wodden mast ships and also a tug boat

Thank rsenteno
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A number of ships to view but we did the indoor museum. Extensive insights into maritime life and the development of San Francisco as a port. Lots of information and artifacts, well presented. If covering the ships as well, then you'll need a couple of...More

Thank Hull_is_great
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maritime National Historic Park, is situated in Hyde Street Pier of the Fisherman's Wharf area of San Francisco. Several of the historic ships berthed here are open to the public & attracts hundreds of tourist everyday . After getting tickets from visitor center , we...More

1  Thank Arun K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Area is very interesting, you can walk the pier and view several ships also part of the pier is also a working ship repair and history of wooden boats. Lost art of repairs.

Thank Aggie W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is on Fisherman’s Whatf near pier 39. The three masted lumber hauling schooner is actually an National Park. There are several smaller sailboats and an old tugboat. Well worth spending a 2-3 hours visited the museum and ship.

Thank dickgreencem
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to visit The USS Pampanito Submarine as my Grandfather and Father served on Royal Navy Submarines . I found this ship very interesting and the information given by the guide was very informative . There are plenty of other historic ships to see...More

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a surprise with so many pieces of history that have been so well preserved. We also got to use our America the Beautiful card to enter.

Thank 781RobertW781
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

Enjoyed visiting the museum, with nice displays, and unique architecture. Interesting place to sit and watch the bay. Visitors Center also has some great displays and information on the maritime history of the city.

Thank kmc11_11
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I9018UKpatricial
September 14, 2017|
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Response from Buzzard92 | Reviewed this property |
There is Free parking in the wharf area. It goes really quickly though. I was able to park at Boudin Bakery and Cafe. We ate lunch and walked the rest of the Wharf to the museum and looked at the boats. If it is full, you... More
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I9018UKpatricial
September 14, 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
First, you can park along the street but the problem is it is 2 hours at a time so you have to feed the meter at 2 hours. It might be better to park in a lot. This place is cheap and not along walk to pier. Imperial... More
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