• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Hyde Street Pier Closed Mondays through Thursdays (July 24 - August 20)

    For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mission of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park?
San Francisco Maritime and its partners seek to forge emotional and intellectual connections through preservation and interpretation of the resources and stories of America's maritime gateways, history, and culture, especially the development of the Pacific Coast.

How do I get to the park?
By car. By public transportation.

Is there parking nearby?
There is no designated parking area for the park. There is metered street parking (Bring lots of quarters!), and garages and parking lots in the area that charge various prices to park.

How much does it cost?
A ticket is needed for entrance to the historic vessels on Hyde Street Pier. The cost is $5.00 per person and the ticket is good for seven days. Entrance to the ships is free for supervised children under 16. The ticket booth is located on the pier.

What are the fee-free entrance dates in 2014?
Please click here for the information.

Where can I buy one of the National Park Passes?
Passes can be purchased at the ticket booth on Hyde Street Pier. Ticket booth phone number: 415-561-7151.

Where do I get my passport book stamped?
Stamps are available at the visitor center. Visitor Center phone number: 415-447-5000.

How do I do research in the park collections?
Please see our Collections FAQ.

When is the park open?
The park is open daily. (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.) Hyde Street Pier opens at 9:30am and closes at 5:00pm. The Visitor Center ( 415-447-5000) opens at 9:30am and closes at 5:00pm.

Can I bring my dog to the park?
Dogs on leashes are welcome in the Aquatic Park Historic Landmark District, except they are not allowed on the beach. They are not allowed on Hyde Street Pier, or on the historic ships. Thank you for your cooperation.

What is the park mailing address?
San Francisco Maritime NHP
Fort Mason Center, Building E
San Francisco, CA 94123

Did You Know?

The last stop and turnaround point for the Powell/Hyde cable car line.

San Francisco Maritime is the only NPS site that has a cable car turnaround adjacent to the park. Riders disembark and workers push the cars around on the track to position them for the next journey back up steep Hyde Street.