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

    San Francisco Maritime

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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 »

Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

To be a part of the San Francisco Maritime Volunteers-In-Parks program, please contact:


The Maritime Volunteer Office
San Francisco Maritime NHP
2905 Hyde Street, Hyde Street Pier
San Francisco, CA 94123

(415) 561-7160

Volunteer Coordinator email

Thanks for your interest in volunteering, and in preserving the maritime heritage of the Pacific Coast! We look forward to working with you.

Did You Know?

Clipper card, SAFR 16981

Clipper cards were small, often colorful cards issued to advertise specific voyages from one port to another, usually from Boston or New York to San Francisco. Their heyday was the late 1850s to early 1860s. More...