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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
Fisherman’s Wharf
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"sailing ship"
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"argonaut hotel"
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"annual pass"
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"main deck"
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"information boards"
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"visitor center"
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"great history lesson"
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"back in the day"
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"on display"
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"entrance fee"
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"great museum"
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"great fun"
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"self guided tour"
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"take photos"
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"balclutha"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After trying out all of the other attractions in this part of San Francisco decided to visit this location, gaining free access with out National Park annual pass. It was well worth while. Not only do you see the location used for ferries on highway...More

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off at this area for a time with my wife whilst we were having a stroll along The Embarcadero, exploring the piers, and having a look at what other attractions were on offer in the vicinity. We didn't pay to go on the ships,...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time exploring the boats! My daughter loved the old ferry boat because of all the levels and things to look at! We couldn't do several things because of tours happening at the time but if we could have waited it would...More

Thank Blong83
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

I took many pictures and a must return to do again and spend more time here. This is a great place just to slow down and admire the ships.

Thank Ken W
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

This is a fun, interesting, and educational place to get some local culture, context, and history. Everything is free except the boats (and they're not expensive), including the museum across the street. Lots of things to check out and explore! Good for adults and/or kids.

Thank JDZatSF
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

A great way to get out on the Bay, no charge unless you want to go on the ships. And wait until the Balclutha comes back -- hse's over getting work done but it's the main draw

Thank Donald D
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends & toured several of the ships. I observed several families with children & the kids were having a blast. Great area for photos. Saw swimmers - how do they endure that cold sea water?! Every first Saturday there is a sea chants...More

Thank Pottsy1234
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

This is a National Park so there is an entrance fee to vie the ships, however if you have the Annual pass you and 4 other are free. Lots of ships to walk on a see how it was like back in the day before...More

1  Thank G-Whz
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

The Historical Park Ship offers 4 ships to visit. On 3 of them, only the deck was accessible. I loved the last one with access to the entire ship. What a great history lesson. Definitely a must-see attraction. And active duty military are free (thank...More

Thank Valerie D
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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

What a great spot. While I didn't explore the interior of the vessels I did enjoy viewing them up close, especially with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. The park covers a wide area and i only dod the Marina so saving something for...More

Thank Albywon
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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
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