San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ships at Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ships at Hyde Street Pier

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ships at Hyde Street Pier
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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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Missey P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Visit with teens. You can look from the dock or tour. We did not tour the submarine but did the ship. $45 for 4. Very interesting history of the ship.
Written 19 June 2022
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Chris F
San Francisco, CA1,923 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We decided to get out of the house on a warm sunny February 1 and head to the waterfront. We opted to visit the SF Maritime National Historical Park located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf at the Hyde Street Pier. You can only go about a third of the way on the pier without paying the admission to the park. Your annual national park pass works here too and will let you in without having to pay the $15/person entrance fee.

There are 2 ships, a ferry boat, a tug boat and several other smaller water craft and boats. You can go on most and see what these ships were about. All have been retired but have interesting histories which is explained once you are on the boats. Total time for the visit was about and hour and a half. There is a fair amount of walking with flights of stairs and through a few hatch doors. It was fun and we recommend it.
Written 6 March 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA193,588 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I went to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ships at Hyde Street Pier. There are four boats for a fee to see. I liked the ferry boat Eureka the best. There are a variety of workshops, houses, and buildings to see also in this area.
Written 30 January 2020
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Gonen2014
Haifa, Israel3,921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The new Maritime Museum Visitor Center is a very interesting place to visit. The museum vividly displays San Francisco marine history. We recommend visiting this Center!
Written 25 November 2019
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Terry928
Raleigh, NC63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Alma is an 1891 National Historic Landmark scow schooner. I believe it holds about 30 people, but we only had 9 guests plus the crew on the day we sailed. What a fantastic experience! Starting with Ranger Robert and his brief talk on the dock about the Alma and about safety on our cruise, through to the entire crew. Capt. Carter clearly knew what he was doing, and gave us a cruise we couldn't stop talking about. Guests are invited to help hoist the sails, and then relax while we sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge. They suggest you bring a snack and water, as none are provided on the ship. There is also no bathroom aboard, so don't drink too much! All of the staff and volunteer crew were knowledgeable and more than willing to talk with us. This would be great for anyone--couples, singles, families. We were on the water for about 2.5 hours, and were sad when the cruise ended!
Written 7 November 2019
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lonil990
Stayton, OR92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The weather was fantastic as we walked along the wharf! We did not take the tour but really enjoyed looking at the exhibits and admiring the ships from the pier.
Written 1 November 2019
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Kevin A
Pretoria, South Africa221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The Maritime Museum, anchored with the Hyde Street Pier, makes for a wonderful visit to the city. A floating piece of history that you can soak in. A visit to San Francisco is incomplete without visiting the ships at the pier!
Written 20 October 2019
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Hyde Street pier seems to be the center of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There are historical ships, workshop demonstration, and a few things to show about maritime life for everyone. In addtion, visitors can see a good view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Alcatraz Island.
Written 16 October 2019
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Jrali1
Las Vegas, Nevada77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
very interesting tour and ship views, walking on these huge ships and see how the sailors were living on the ship, interesting and nice to visit
Written 15 September 2019
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meimei44
san francisco15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
An under-promoted gem of the Hyde St Pier, the 100-plus year-old scow schooner Alma sails regularly around the Bay. Don’t miss it! You’ll be sailing on a vintage restored vessel that I feel offers the smoothest bay sailing tour around (its a long, wide, flat bottomed vessel, so it doesn’t heel or rock at all while plowing through the choppy waves). As a novice sailor, I was fascinated with all the ginormous masts, sails, and rigging, as it is all authentically maintained. You can help hoist the sails (takes several people), watch the volunteer crew work nimbly to steer and trim, tour the backside of Angel Island (i sails through Raccoon Strait), and enjoy the ocean view of the SF shoreline. Great fun for all ages, and the only vessel of its type still actively in use in the US. The ranger on board offers interesting stories of the old shipping days, and how Alma once carried hay, coals, timber, etc. around the bay and far up the Sacramento Delta. Check the website for sailing dates. $40 for a wonderful afternoon on a unique boat!
Written 13 September 2019
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