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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...more
499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
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All reviews annual pass argonaut hotel parks pass sailing vessel information boards masted schooner visitor center ferry boat closer look back in the day great history lesson on display we enjoyed walking entrance fee interesting history other attractions self guided tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area is within walking distance of Pier 39 area. Several floating pieces of history to explore. National park service does a great job of displaying the historical maritime history of the San Francisco Bay. Two to three hours and you’ll see everything for sure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ottersRus
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is part of the National Park Service. There seemed to be a lot of construction and updating going on but it is still a worthwhile stop in San Francisco. A multitude of ships from many eras of sail and power. It is right on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donald W
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My second visit here, the setting really does make it with great views of the city skyline and the GG bridge but the whole pier is full of history. The ships are amazing, from different era's and purposes, I especially like Eureka the ferry. Run...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 466nickyl
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Hats off to the people who manage and support this venture here in San Francisco. The vessels along the pier are of world importance , the work being carried out by the teams so important to the passing on of maritime skills. The sun was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This self guided ship tour is free to those with a National Parks Senior Pass, otherwise there is a fee. We toured a three masted schooner named C.A. Thayer, a huge ferry boat named “The Eureka” with antique vehicles, and a steam tugboat called “The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We enjoyed walking through the three boats on display which were very different. walking through each gave you the feeling of what it would be like back in the day. we enjoyed talking to the workers on the sailing vessel who gave us an interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Webbuzzard
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Tours are limited and have limited information. Day I went, two boats unavailable. Possibly the most interesting was the old ferry, which at least had some historical context to the exhibit. The schooner was a throwaway, the tug was in between. I don't remember this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scott r
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

After doing cruise of harbour from which we had seen some of the vessels , we wanted a closer look. As we had a National Parks Pass we got in for free. The National Parks staff have done a great job with this exhibition each...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank blc45reb
Reviewed 14 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 465RobertH465
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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