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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Re-Opens!

People walking on Hyde Street Pier.
The park is open. Please visit soon!
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News Release Date: October 17, 2013
Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

San Francisco, CA –San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park re-opens to visitors today! Great weather makes this the perfect time to experience San Francisco’s historic waterfront. Visitors can access public areas immediately; facilities and programs will be back online as soon as possible. The Park has been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

For traditional music lovers, we are happy to confirm that the Park’s October 26 Sea Music Concert is on. The group Irish Traditions (featuring Shay Black, Amelia Hogan, and The Jammy Dodgers) will be presenting a night of Irish songs and instrumental music aboard the square-rigged ship Balclutha berthed at Hyde Street Pier. Tickets are still available from the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association’s website: http://www.maritime.org/events.htm.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park includes a fleet of historic ships, the Maritime Museum, a Visitor Center, the Aquatic Park Historic District, and a maritime library. The park offers both regular programs and special events. For more information, stop by the park’s website (www.nps.gov/safr), visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP) or call 415-447-5000.

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Did You Know?

Fog envelopes San Francisco Bay, leaving only the top of the Golden Gate Bridge visible.

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.