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.Read More
The Historic Ships
Discover the collection of historic vessels at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.Read More
"The Waterfront" exhibit
We invite you to walk through time as you see, hear, and touch San Francisco's historic working waterfront in this exhibit in the visitor center.Read More
Discover Our Collections
Discover the largest museum collection in the NPS. Extensive library, archival, small craft and object collections are available for research.Read More
We've Gone Social!
Please check out our park facebook page. If you like what you see, please "like" us. Thanks, and see you online, and in the park!Read More
Mascots at Sea
Animals have always been important members of a ship's crew. Dogs, cats, parrots...but would you believe monkeys, polar bears, pigs, and goats?!Read More
San Francisco Maritime and the America's Cup
Come view the exhibit: “Americas’s Cup and Historic Racing on San Francisco Bay-1880s to 2013, in the Maritime Museum, 10am-4pm, Mon.-Sun. FREE!!Read More
"Gems" & Interesting Stories From the Collections
Check out our "Collections Corner" for fascinating images and articles about scrimshaw, Hicks engines, Gold Rush era log books, paintings, and murals.Read More
The Park Celebrates the Last 25 Years
Celebrating the best of 1988-2013. We've picked one image for each of the past 25 years.Read More
Set your sights on what's happening at the park
Click on the link below for a listing of park events and programs.Read More
Did You Know?
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...