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

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

Join Our Friends

Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library

Join the Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library and help support the Library at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

The Friends welcome members who are interested in maritime books, photos, oral histories and maritime lore. Membership includes reduced admission to Friends' events, free admission to Hyde Street Pier, and discounts on Friends' booksale purchases.

To contact the Friends, call 415-561-7040.

Did You Know?

Fog envelopes San Francisco Bay, leaving only the top of the Golden Gate Bridge visible.

“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Many attribute this phrase to Mark Twain, however the origin is unknown. It is a good thing to remember when visiting San Francisco Maritime during the summer. Don’t forget a coat, as the summer fog keeps temperatures in the city cool.