• 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 »

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center
(corner of Jefferson and Hyde Streets/499 Jefferson)
9:30am-5:00pm
415-447-5000
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.

Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building (Maritime Museum)
(Foot of Polk Street/900 Beach Street)
Open everyday from 10:00am-4:00pm. The Aquatic Park Historic District, which includes the Maritime Museum in the Bathhouse Building, underwent a multiyear rehabilitation. For more information please call the Visitor Center, 415-447-5000.

Municipal Pier (Aquatic Park Pier)
Closed dusk to dawn, year round

Hyde Street Pier
(Foot of Hyde Street/2905 Hyde Street)
9:30am-5:00pm (last entry 4:30pm)
Ranger Office: 415-561-7169
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days

Maritime Research Center (library, archives, objects)
(Building E, Third Floor, Fort Mason Center)
The Research Center is open by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm. Appointments must be made at least twenty-four hours in advance. Closed most federal holidays. Please contact us to make an appointment with a reference librarian, for assistance with your research, or for more information.

 

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...