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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Ferryboat EUREKA closed for maintenance.

    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

For Kids

Illustration of two small sailboats with red hulls and white sails.

Illustration by Inge Wessels

There's always something special going on for kids at the park.

Sing a sea chantey, create a maritime craft, earn a Junior Ranger badge, and take the wheel of a 19th century sailing ship.

Check the Schedule of Events for program dates and times.

Pick up a free park newspaper and check out the kids' page on the back.

Kids ages 5-12 can pick up a free Junior Ranger Program activity booklet at the ticket booth or in the Visitor Center. Learn about the park and earn a badge.

Explore the exhibits in the Visitor Center and stroll down Hyde Street Pier.

Have a picnic and play on the beach.

See if you can spot the ten most common birds that live at the park. Here is a check list with a FUN FACT about each one!


Did You Know?

Balclutha moored at the pier with a modern container ship passing behind her.

A modern container ship slips behind Balclutha on its way to port. Ocean routes are still the major highways of the world. Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, was an ocean-going cargo ship for 43 years, between 1886 and 1929.