• 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.

Collections

Lee Shore by W.A. Coulter (SAFR 5332)
Lee Shore by W.A. Coulter (SAFR 5332)
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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?

Fog envelopes San Francisco Bay, leaving only the top of the Golden Gate Bridge visible.

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.