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San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building

900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1002
+1 415-561-7100
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Find everything seaworthy - ship models, ship relics, scrimshaw, whaling gear and figureheads - in this free maritime museum.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1002
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-561-7100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small but fun aquarium. Great for young kids. It's an hour adventure with a great view the sharks in the overhead tunnels. Fantastic hands on exhibits just the right height for young kids. It is a great morning or after nap time activity.

Thank Hope1017
Reviewed 22 April 2017

There was a national conference at the Maritime History Museum this week and the staff was amazing in their skills, their knowledge, and their service. This is a national treasure right on the bay. It may not be super glitzy, but it is deep and...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is in a good location lots to do Fisherman's Wharf, Trolley cars and many restaurants.The museum is free the ships cost $10 to board. They are well worth the fee it's like stepping back in time with many interactive displays,photos and stories. We...More

1  Thank Steven F
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Although I am not a museum person, this was a very interesting (and free) place to visit. It is right by Ghiradelli Square, and well worth visiting. Great views from the walkway too.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 27 January 2017

So close to pier 39, we took a look and were amazed at the history presented in this small museum. Highly recommended!

Thank mikecathy j
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nice building, not much inside. the only interesting piece was a part of an old ship they found buried in the city.

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Under restoration but first floor done, beautiful, remarkable tile work, architectural art work. Free. Takes maybe 30-45mins, right on swimming beach. Very much worth walk over from Fisherman. Can't wait to see full restoration.

Thank mainmenuNyc
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The Maritime Museum was at the end of Fisherman’s Wharf and I spent a little bit of time there learning about the vast history of seafaring and fishing in San Francisco. The Art Deco style building was built originally as a bath house, before being...More

1  Thank mlorahga
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is the place to see the maritime museum also known as the aquatic park bathhouse building. The entrance is free and see the early photos of fishermen and their lives in the early 19 ...

2  Thank joanadventure
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting artifacts and pics in this free, quaint museum about 19th and early 20th century mast ships. The upstairs area is being renovated but the additional photo exhibit outside the back to the left is very interesting and a highlight. Good way to spend an...More

Thank Greg G
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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