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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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  • Ferryboat EUREKA closed for maintenance.

    Ferryboat EUREKA is closed for maintenance. The gangway that links the ship to the pier is being repaired.

Guided Tours

Visitors raising the staysail on Balclutha.
Visitors singing a sea chantey as they raise the staysail on Balclutha.
An NPS Photo
 

A variety of park ranger-led programs and demonstrations are offered. Programs change daily. Guided tours of the historic ships Balclutha, Eureka and Hercules are available. Sail raising demonstrations are offered on the weekends. It is best to call the visitor center on the day of your visit to find out what programs are scheduled. The Visitor Center is open everyday from 9:30am to 5:00pm, 415-447-5000.

Did You Know?

The 300 foot long wooden ferryboat EUREKA moored at Hyde Street Pier.

EUREKA is a wooden-hulled, sidewheel paddle steamboat. From the passenger deck up, she is nearly identical fore and aft. Her "double-end" design made disembarking quicker and easier. EUREKA'S large "walking beam" steam engine remains intact. More...