• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Junior Ranger Day Highlights National Park Week

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News Release Date: April 19, 2010
Contact: Chris Edwards, 415-561-7170


On Saturday, April 24, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park celebrates national Junior Ranger Day with a range of kids activities at Hyde Street Pier, on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. This day is the culmination of National Park Week, April 17-25, when all national parks are open free of admission charge. The park is open from 9:30am to 5:00pm, with kids activities 10am-4pm.

On Hyde Street Pier, kids can take a treasure map and locate all the hidden treasures within San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There are four historic floating vessels for kids and their accompanying adults to explore at their own leisure.

Children aged 5-12 can also earn a San Francisco Maritime Junior Ranger badge by completing the activities in the Junior Ranger booklet.

For more information, please call the Visitor Center at 415-447-5000.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, Aquatic Park Historic District, and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/safr.

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Did You Know?

The last stop and turnaround point for the Powell/Hyde cable car line.

San Francisco Maritime is the only NPS site that has a cable car turnaround adjacent to the park. Riders disembark and workers push the cars around on the track to position them for the next journey back up steep Hyde Street.