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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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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 27, 2014
Healthy Parks, Healthy People: National Park Teams Up With SF Senior Center For First Annual Pier To Pier Walk
A mile-long walking historic tour of San Francisco waterfront history, part of the new “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” initiative to promote outdoor exercise for people of all ages.

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 11, 2014
Sea Music Festival Celebrates Maritime Heritage
What: An all-day festival of traditional and contemporary songs, instrumentals and dances celebrating maritime history and cultures, along with kids crafts, costumed Living History Players, special shipboard demonstrations, model shipwrights, and an evening chantey sing.

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.

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 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?

Clipper card, SAFR 16981

Clipper cards were small, often colorful cards issued to advertise specific voyages from one port to another, usually from Boston or New York to San Francisco. Their heyday was the late 1850s to early 1860s. More...