Docent Crew

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 training course will introduce participants to maritime history and the art of presenting educational programs. Learn the stories preserved by the park's collection of authentic 19th century vessels, and chart a course as a steward of this unique "floating national park." Once trained, docents will share their knowledge with park visitors through formal educational programs and informal contacts.

The three-day training will take place at the park on Sunday, June 5, Thursday, June 9, and Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm. There is no charge, but reservations are required. To register, or for more information, please contact Terry Dorman, docent coordinator, at 415-561-7161 or Erin Conner at 415-561-7162 or by email.

Docent Robin Mitchell speaking with two visitors aboard BALCLUTHA.
Docent Robin Mitchell speaking with two visitors aboard BALCLUTHA.


Last updated: May 4, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2 Marina Boulevard, Building E, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94123


(415) 561-7000
The public information office is open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST during weekdays and we will respond to all messages within two business days.

Contact Us