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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

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?

Historic photo of a baby girl, Inda-Francis, who was born on the Balclutha.

See the captain’s quarters on the square-rigged ship Balclutha where Inda-Francis Durkee was born at sea, during a voyage from Calcutta, India, to San Francisco. She was the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Alice Durkee. Alfred Durkee was master of the Balclutha from 1894-1899. More...