Where Your Imagination Can Travel to the 19th Century

Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.

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A historic photo of the bow section of a 19th century full-rigged sailing ship.

The Historic Ships

Discover the collection of historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier.

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Two men standing on the deck of a sailing ship. One is holding a camera and the other is holding a telescope.

"Maritime Arts - At Sea And Ashore” Exhibit Open

New exhibit showcases the skills and techniques of the sailors’ trade. Opened January 28, 2016. In the Maritime Museum.

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A collage of images.

African American History Month

February is African American History Month. Park events highlight the achievements, contributions, and music of African Americans and Blacks.

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Get outside, get some exercise and meet new people. First Saturday of every month, rain or shine, 10am-noon. Free ranger-led walks.

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A painting of a full-rigged ship in stormy seas called LEE SHORE by W. A. Coulter. SAFR5332

Discover Our Collections

Discover the largest museum collection in the NPS. Extensive library, archival, small craft and object collections are available for research.

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Female holding a sextant to her eye in silhouette against an orange background.

Set your sights on what's happening at the park

Click on the link below for a listing of park events and programs.

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Two men jumping in front of a sunset.

The NPS turns 100 years old in 2016!

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration! Get up, get out there, and find your park!

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We've Gone Social!

Please check out our social media. See you online, and in the park!

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A three-masted sailing ship.

Photo Galleries

Get a feel for the park by viewing these images.

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