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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Collections

Lee Shore by W.A. Coulter (SAFR 5332)
Lee Shore by W.A. Coulter (SAFR 5332)
NPS photo
 

Research in the Museum Collections

In its Collections, the Park holds extensive library, archival, small craft, and object collections, making it the largest Museum Collection in the National Park Service.

These Collections are made available for research by the Park's Collections staff.

 
Aerial view of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Aerial view of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, showing the Hyde Street Pier, Aquatic Park, and Maritime Museum.
Used with permission.
 

Visit the Historic Ships and the Maritime Museum

At Hyde Street Pier, you can visit the Park's Historic Ships, as well as boats from the Park's small craft collection.

Nearby is the Park's Maritime Museum in the 1939 Streamline Moderne Bathhouse Building, and the Park's Visitor Center housed in the Park's 1908 historic brick cannery warehouse.

Did You Know?

The exterior of the historic brick buiding that houses the park visitor center.

The brick building that houses the Visitor Center was built in 1908. It was originally constructed as a warehouse for the California Fruit Canners Association. The building was was given Landmark Status in 1975.