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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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“annual pass” (4 reviews)
499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-447-5000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 December 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

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 29 November 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
Reviewed 17 November 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
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We arrived quite late in the day to buy our America the Beautiful pass. We thought they were about to close but we found we did have time to visit a couple of ships and enjoy the views. We had planned to go back later...More

Thank Goannas
Reviewed 1 October 2017

They have scheduled activities for kids, you can see some vessels inside, some only from the pier. On a nice sunny day it's a good place to take photos of Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz, boats and kayaks. Some benches here and there when you get...More

Thank ImaMY
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great fun, very educational. Different types of historical ships used in San Francisco, before bridges, GPS, cars, etc. An extra treat waits across the street at the Argonaut Hotel Lobby, which is a (free) mini-maritime museum, and includes one of the first French made Fresnel...More

Thank gphkt7
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I saw everything there is to see. The visitor center, Hyde Pier, the ships, the aquatic park, watching swimmers swimming in the water, beach goers, bicyclists, and the Bay Area Trail. There is a movie to watch in the visitor center. It is expensive to...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We loved exploring around this ship which brought the past to life. From the period when it was called the Balclutha, shipping lumber to the UK in exchange for concrete to build San Francisco to its period as a freight ship for Alaskan Salmon. Memorable,...More

Thank Roger H
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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Barbara J
12 April 2015|
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