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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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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
+1 415-447-5000
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All reviews hyde street pier sailing ship fisherman's wharf old cars these ships parks pass visitor center below deck small fee argonaut hotel museum is free interesting exhibits history buff great views of alcatraz great museum the golden gate bridge ghirardelli square
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I like the offerings at the Maritime National Historic Park but this time we were disappointed. We were there in the off season and only the Eureka was available for touring. The seasonal staff are gone and the other ship displays were closed off....More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in two parts, the ships across the roadway alongside the pier and the inside area that forms a part of the Argonaut hotel building. I only had time to visit the latter but did have a couple of minutes to see the...More

Thank GTSSurrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in history especially maritime, this is the place for you. Many examples of ships, demonstrations and good signage make this a pleasant stop. This would also be a good place for children who like boats. You are able to board some...More

Thank janice b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park ranger was so knowledgeable - without him the displays were less inviting. The museum is a quick tour and so close to a nice beach - no cost. we enjoyed it

Thank 390maryjos
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The gracefulness of this tall ship reminded me of the exploits of my grandfather who was a Merchant Seamen, he sailed on these type of ships in the early part of his life, the Maritime museum reminded me of the first time I ever stepped...More

Thank croatianbriar
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I knew nothing about this until we walked past on the waterfront. Fascinating maritime history and great to be able to walk around the boats and tugs. The Eureka was our highlight - a vehicle ferry in the days before the Golden Gate Bridge when...More

Thank Brent J
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Real ships you can tour, as well as a museum with all kinds of watercraft. The swimming area is within walking distance. Perfect day for lovers of history and especially people traveling with little boys. I've been to many maritime museums and this one is...More

Thank Kimberly U
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you are close to this National Park take the time to have a look around. Plenty of useful information to read as you walk around the site giving you the history associated with each ship, enjoyed funfpdung out about 5he ferry that used to...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Very interesting to visit, the ships could maybe do with some more information about them or their features.

Thank Scotchick06
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Great exhibits if you are interested in the history of San Francisco. We thourhly enjoyed this visit.

Thank michelletz
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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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15 September 2017|
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
15 September 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