• 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 »

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?

A boy holding a bucket and feeding chickens on the deck of a lumber schooner.

Children also went to sea with their families. Here a boy feeds the chickens standing on a load of lumber stowed on the deck of a lumber schooner. More...