• 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 »

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A man in a red t-shirt using a paintbrush on railings along a pier.

Employee Sean Lee from AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah painting the railings on Hyde Street Pier.

NPS by Terry Dorman

Volunteers from AAA of Northern California, Nevada, and Utah return every year for our National Public Lands Day event on Hyde Street Pier.

 
Docent Robin Mitchell speaking with two visitors aboard BALCLUTHA.

Docent Robin Mitchell speaking with two visitors aboard BALCLUTHA.

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If Ships Could Speak: An Introduction to Interpretation at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer docent at the park? This FREE training course will introduce participants to maritime history and the art of presenting educational programs. Click here for more information.

 
Park volunteer on Hyde Street Pier standing next to a red Hick's engine and talking to interested park visitors.
Park volunteer on Hyde Street Pier standing next to a Hick's engine and explaining how it works to interested park visitors.
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People on Hyde Street Pier working on a spar (mast) for a boat.
A park employee and volunteer working on shaping a spar (mast) for one of the small craft, while park visitors look on.
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Did You Know?

Morrison Logbook (HDC 1595, SAFR 22220)

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...