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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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October 22, 2014
Public Open House on Tuesday, October 28 from 4-7 pm
Comments Invited on an Aquatic Park Promenade Rehabilitation Project and a Proposed Entrance Fee Increase

October 22, 2014
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Proposes Entrance Fee Increase
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will reach out to community stakeholders, gather input from neighbors at a public open house, create an online comment forum, and use social media to discuss possible fee increases in 2015. The current park entrance fees have been in place since 2000.

October 15, 2014
Scottish Duo Kick Off 26th Annual National Park Service Sea Music Concert Series
A concert of sea songs, featuring Linsey Aitken and Ken Campbell, on tour from Loch Lomond, Scotland.

September 29, 2014
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Hosts Free Lecture on Saving the Tudor Warship Mary Rose on Saturday, October 25 from 1-2pm
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Hosts Free Lecture on Saving the Tudor Warship Mary Rose on Saturday, October 25 from 1-2PM

September 17, 2014
Opening Reception for Two New Maritime History Exhibits on Tuesday, September 30
Welcoming “Yankee Baleeiros! The Shared Legacies of Luso and Yankee Whalers” 
and “U.S. Customs Service & the Golden Gate” to SF Maritime National Historical Park 5:30-7:30pm in the Maritime Museum, 900 Beach Street, San Francisco

September 03, 2014
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
National Park public programs explore San Francisco Hispanic history during Hispanic Heritage Month.

August 28, 2014
Yankee Baleeiros! The Shared Legacies of Luso and Yankee Whalers
Exhibit Celebrates the Contributions of Azorean, Cape Verdean, and Brazilian Communities Free, 10am-4pm in the Maritime Museum, 900 Beach Street, through 12/31/14

August 19, 2014
26th Annual Sea Music Concert Series Aboard Historic Ship Balclutha
A series of three evening concerts presenting some of the finest names in traditional and contemporary sea music.

August 06, 2014
Replica SF Junk Grace Quan Sails to Chart Overlooked Bay Area Immigration History
Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles Project to Retrace Shrimping Grounds/Camps in September 2014 Public Programs at Richmond Craneway, Hunters Point EcoCenter and China Camp State Park

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.

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 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?

Three sailors posing and the man on the left is holding a small dog.

Animals once served as important members of a ship's crew. Even though many of them worked to control pests or provide food, their main function was to serve as ship's mascot. The dogs, cats, birds, monkeys, and even bear cubs that went to sea as mascots, can often be seen in formal crew portraits. More...