• 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 »

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 CA Thayer, a lumber schooner, built in 1895 in Northern California.

Once, hundreds of sailing schooners carried lumber to San Francisco from Washington, Oregon, and the California Redwood Coast. Built in 1895, C.A. Thayer, once part of that mighty Pacific Coast fleet, survives at San Francisco Maritime NHP. More...