San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco

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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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  • The great historic ships are fascinating and although I missed it, the shanty sing-a-longs that occur periodically would be fun to attend. The museum had interesting displays and lots of information.  more »
  • Begin your visit with a stop at the Visitors Center at 499 Jefferson at the corner of Jefferson and Hyde streets. The visitors center is not large but it has a host of excellent exhibits depicting mar...  more »
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  • Great place to discover the importance of the maritime industry and its influence on the early San Francisco economy. The ships stored here each have their own interesting saga of the history of this city and the sacrifices and heroics of the seamen that braved powerful storms to carry cargo from around the world. A great place your families to enjoy the fresh air and experience the splendor of those magnificent vessels.
  • This was my favorite place at Fisherman's Wharf. I found the rest a bit too touristy for my taste but I loved seeing what the old riggers were like and how people lived in them. I also saw the park's people working on them, sanding and painting. These boats require so much work and to see them in such great shape! they are truly a labor of love. It was a great place to photograph Alcatraz with the old ships as foreground.
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