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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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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?

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.