• 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.

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Children aboard the square rigged ship Balclutha.
A park ranger with a school group on board the square rigged ship Balclutha.
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Dear Educator:

Thank you for your interest in the educational programs at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. We offer programs for students of all ages, led by National Park Service rangers, and by teachers for their own groups. In addition, the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association offers fee-based educational programs in the park.

Park Ranger led programs are free and are conducted in the mornings. All educational groups visiting the park must make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.

To schedule a program and make a reservation, please call, 415-292-6664 or send an email.

For general information about education programs, you may also call the park Visitor Center between 9:30am and 4:45pm, seven days a week, at 415-447-5000. Click here for the Field Trip Guide.

Did You Know?

The Balclutha, a sailing ship, built in 1886, now resides at Hyde Street Pier.

The resources of San Francisco Maritime NHP include five National Historic Landmark vessels. 1886 square-rigger Balclutha, 1890 steam ferryboat Eureka, 1891 scow schooner Alma, 1895 schooner C.A. Thayer, and 1907 steam tug Hercules. More...