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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Plan Your Visit

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, located on the edge of San Francisco Bay, in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, is a park that can be visited year round.

Begin with a trip to the Visitor Center (415-447-5000), located at 499 Jefferson Street (94109) at the corner of Hyde Street. Park Rangers will help you plan your visit and point the way to Hyde Street Pier.

Walk onto the pier to visit the park's collection of floating historic ships and for breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
 
Exterior view of the park's visitor center.
The entrance to the park's Visitor Center.
NPS Photo
 

Did You Know?

Balclutha at Hyde Street Pier.

The 19th Century sailing ship Balclutha, moored at San Francisco Maritime NHP, carried tons of coal during her career. Coal from Wales and Australia provided fuel for the West Coast's railroads, steamships, factories, businesses and homes.