• 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 »

Indoor Activities

The park offers musical events, lectures, illustrated programs, classes, exhibits, a reading room, and demonstrations. Please click on the links to the right for details.

 
The brick entrance archway to an exhibit in the visitor center.
Please visit "The Waterfront" exhibit in the Visitor Center. We invite you to walk through time as you see, hear, and touch San Francisco's historic working waterfront. The Visitor Center is located at the corner of Jefferson and Hyde Streets in SF, and open 9:30am - 5:00pm.
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A park ranger standing behind a desk talking with visitors.
A park ranger in the Pacific West Information Center (PWIC) talking with visitors. The PWIC is located inside the park Visitor Center. Please stop by and find out more about the 58 national park areas of the Pacific West Region. Maps, brochures, posters, spectacular photos, friendly park rangers await you!!
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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...