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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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Junior Ranger Day 2012

A park ranger and visitors on Hyde Stret Pier.
A park ranger and visitors on Hyde Street Pier.

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News Release Date: April 16, 2012
Contact: John Cunnane, 415-561-7049

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, 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 21-29, when all national parks are open free of admission charge. The park is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm, with kids activities on April 21, 10am-4pm.

The day's theme is "A Kid's Adventure," which will be highlighted by model boat building, chantey singing, nautical knot tying, demos, ships' lines, and other activities. All activities and admission to the historic vessels will be free of charge.

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.