SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesShips
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Historic World War II ship docked at Pier 35, The Embarcadero in San Francisco. One of two remaining Liberty Class of ships, the Jeremiah made 11 trips from London to Normandy for the D-Day invasion to supply the war effort and carry troops.
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Neighbourhood: 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 after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighbourhood a true San Francisco treat.
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  • Janne A
    Gentofte, Denmark5 contributions
    A lot of history
    This ship is just amazing. It is so good that that a Liberty vessel has been saved. These vessels was so important during second world war. All of the vessel has been preserved and looks like vessel did in 1945. Very interesting. My husband is Captain today and for him the vessel was like heaven.
    Visited August 2022
    Written December 17, 2022
  • ZCC
    Fife, United Kingdom148 contributions
    Worthy visit
    Great visit for people who have an interest- we went as my dad loves all these boats. We received a warm welcome from a very nice lady who gave us a little history about the boat and a map. Good value for money and plenty to see.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 17, 2023
  • Martha H
    27 contributions
    Cool ship
    Interesting to learn about the different parts of the ship. Hard to imagine so many people lived on the ship. We got to see the living and dining quarters. Got a chance to climb on the area with the guns and rotate them and look through the scope
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 22, 2023
  • Susie J
    188 contributions
    Take time to visit this ship
    If you enjoy walking around war ships this one is a must you go go almost everywhere on this boat and the volunteers are most helpful and full of information taking time to really talk to you. Shame we missed one of her tourist voyages would have loved to have participated in that. $20 each an adult put worth every dollar.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • BostonExplorer32
    98 contributions
    A Must See
    One of only two armed cargo Liberty Ships still afloat out of the 2,700 built. We caught the last day before her trip to dry dock for a month of restoration. So the ship was swarming with workers preparing her to sail. Everyone starting with Navy Veterans Jack & Dave at the ticket booth were so kind, knowledgeable & helpful. We tried to keep out of the workers’ way, but many turned, asked if we had any questions and then took the time to answer them. I’d budget at least an hour to explore the upper deck, mid deck quarters, museum, and the engine room. This is a highlight must-see if you’re visiting SF. Check update where she’s docked- recently moved from Pier 45 to 35. Also check out USS Pampanito submarine, still @ Pier 45.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Barney M
    Palm Desert, California385 contributions
    great
    i was just walking towards the warf and saw this and thought id check it out. i like history and boat museums and this did not disappoint. its a real steam vessel. reminded me of the movie sand pebbles with a steam engine. huge engine room and he told me only 4 guys to keep it running. its a must see in frisco
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written October 28, 2023
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Barney M
Palm Desert, CA385 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Solo
i was just walking towards the warf and saw this and thought id check it out. i like history and boat museums and this did not disappoint. its a real steam vessel. reminded me of the movie sand pebbles with a steam engine. huge engine room and he told me only 4 guys to keep it running. its a must see in frisco
Written October 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,403 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
SS Jeremiah O’Brien is located on one of the piers in San Francisco Bay. It’s a great old boat and at this stage it’s very old and deteriorating a bit. Well worth a visit.
Written October 9, 2023
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BostonExplorer32
Boston, MA98 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
One of only two armed cargo Liberty Ships still afloat out of the 2,700 built. We caught the last day before her trip to dry dock for a month of restoration. So the ship was swarming with workers preparing her to sail. Everyone starting with Navy Veterans Jack & Dave at the ticket booth were so kind, knowledgeable & helpful. We tried to keep out of the workers’ way, but many turned, asked if we had any questions and then took the time to answer them. I’d budget at least an hour to explore the upper deck, mid deck quarters, museum, and the engine room. This is a highlight must-see if you’re visiting SF. Check update where she’s docked- recently moved from Pier 45 to 35. Also check out USS Pampanito submarine, still @ Pier 45.
Written August 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Susie J
Cheshire188 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
If you enjoy walking around war ships this one is a must you go go almost everywhere on this boat and the volunteers are most helpful and full of information taking time to really talk to you. Shame we missed one of her tourist voyages would have loved to have participated in that. $20 each an adult put worth every dollar.
Written June 26, 2023
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RandyS
Calgary, Canada372 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Solo
It was a treat and an honor to be able to walk the passageways and climb the stairs of a real original Liberty ship. I didn't know any had survived the years until planning a visit to San Franscisco.

I visited each deck and cabin that was open to the public. And you can see from many of the out of bounds areas that this is indeed a living and working vessel still today. It is a great tribute to the merchant sailors who perished during the war that this vessel is alive and open for all to see.

I loved to see the huge radio sets, the triple expansion steam engine, and the ability to train the forward gun. Loved every minute of being aboard and took a lot of photos.
Written April 21, 2023
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Martha H
27 contributions
Mar. 2023 • Couples
Interesting to learn about the different parts of the ship. Hard to imagine so many people lived on the ship. We got to see the living and dining quarters. Got a chance to climb on the area with the guns and rotate them and look through the scope
Written March 22, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ZCC
Fife, UK148 contributions
Feb. 2023
Great visit for people who have an interest- we went as my dad loves all these boats. We received a warm welcome from a very nice lady who gave us a little history about the boat and a map. Good value for money and plenty to see.
Written February 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Janne A
Gentofte, Denmark5 contributions
Aug. 2022
This ship is just amazing. It is so good that that a Liberty vessel has been saved. These vessels was so important during second world war.
All of the vessel has been preserved and looks like vessel did in 1945.
Very interesting.
My husband is Captain today and for him the vessel was like heaven.
Written December 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kathy D
Saint Louis, MO371 contributions
Sep. 2022
My grown son and I are so glad we toured this historic gem! A team of volunteers happened to be living on the ship that week. They were testing all the functional systems, especially the engine room. There is a museum in the middle of the ship that displayed fascinating artifacts and told stories of some of the ship's war-time adventures.
Written October 18, 2022
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TheNeilM
Essex, UK12 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
We received a warm welcome with an informative introduction from a very nice gentleman who gave us a map and suggested route around the ship. It was good value for money and there was plenty to see with interesting facts and stories. Sections of the ship that I would not have expected to be open were, with my son and daughter able to climb onto one of the guns and move it around. My son has particular interest in naval history so this made his day.
Written August 5, 2022
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