Things To Do
Enjoy hands-on exhibits, information panels throughout the park and ships, videos, and tours.
Participate in park ranger-led interpretive programs such as "Animals of Hyde Street Pier," "Birds of the Bay," "Historic Waterfront Walking Tour," and a tour below decks of the Eureka ferryboat. Observe and join in on sail demonstrations aboard the Balclutha, including setting the staysail.
Go sailing on scow schooner Alma
For more information, call the Visitor Center, 415-447-5000.
Did You Know?
This "Plimsoll Mark" is painted on the port side of Balclutha and named for Samuel Plimsoll, an Englishman who fought to pass the Merchant Shipping Act of 1876. Before this law, many ships were dangerously overloaded and many sank. These “coffin ships” claimed the lives of many sailors. More...