• 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 »

How to help

Rounding and backing a text block before binding the book

Bookbinding and the Care of Books by Douglas Cockerell, 1912.

Volunteering with collections is one of the many ways to support your park. To learn more, contact the Park's volunteer office.

Are you taking related courses in librarianship, museum studies, or preservation? Be sure to ask about internship opportunities.

 
Woman sewing text block on a sewing frame

Cockerell, 1912.

Other ways to help include joining our cooperating associations.

We also welcome donations of books, photographs, and collections to the Park--please consult our Museum Collections FAQ to learn more.

Did You Know?

The Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner in the world, passing by the park with many smaller boats surrounding her.

The Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner in the world (1,131 feet long), pulled into San Francisco Bay on February 4, 2007. Here she is passing by the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.