• 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 »

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July 17, 2014
Exhibit Celebrates 225th Anniversary of U.S. Customs Service
The national U.S. Customs Museum Foundation is celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the U.S. Customs Service with a new exhibit “Customs Service and the Golden Gate,” opening at the Maritime Museum on July 30 through December 31, 2014.

June 23, 2014
After Nearly 80 Years, San Francisco Area Man to Return Historic Schooner Adventuress Original 1913 Bell
Bell That Sounded on Adventuress’ Maiden Voyage to the Arctic a Century Ago is Found in the Care of an 87-year-old Man Who Received it as a Gift in 1936

May 01, 2014
Smooth Sailing Family Fun Aboard 1891 Scow Schooner Alma
Public sailing on San Francisco Bay aboard the restored 1891scow schooner Alma.

March 10, 2014
San Francisco Maritime Labor History Comes Alive With Living History Reenactments At Hyde Street Pier 2014
On Saturday, July 12, 2014, on Hyde Street Pier, from 12-4pm, costumed living history players present an afternoon of depicting events during the 1901 San Francisco waterfront strike.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to SF Maritime National Historical Park Creates $95 million in Economic Benefit Report Shows Visitor Spending Supports 1045 Jobs In Local Economy
San Francisco, CA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4,129,983 visitors to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park 2012 spent $95 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1045 jobs in the local area.

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.