Things To Do
To begin your visit, and speak with a park employee or volunteer, we recommend stopping by the Visitor Center. It is located at 499 Jefferson Street, SF, CA, 94109, across the street from Hyde Street Pier. Open seven days a week, 9:30am to 5pm, 415-447-5000.
A visit to the Visitor Center will orient you to the park and help you decide how best to enjoy this unique historical site.
Click on the Schedule of Events link on the right to see what is happening on the day you will be here.
Here are some of the activities offered:
Join park ranger-led interpretive programs and demonstrations on the historic ships and Hyde Street Pier
View exhibits in the Visitor Center and on Balclutha
Enjoy wayside exhibits and hands-on activities on Hyde Street Pier
Visit the Maritime Research Center, gateway to the park’s collections
View short films in the Visitor Center and on Balclutha
Visit the Maritime Museum
Go sailing on scow schooner Alma
Did You Know?
Did you know the Park has journals that date back to the California Gold Rush? We recently added an account of a 220 day voyage from New York to San Francisco. The 1849 journal describes daily routines, a hurricane, and passing ships. Morrison (built 1832; ship) journal (HDC 1595, SAFR 22220). More...