Welcome to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers visitors the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history. The Park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, a Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Maritime Research Center, and Aquatic Park Historic District.

Xplore Hercules Steam Tug
Xplore Hercules Steam Tug

Come explore the Post-Victorian wonderland of steel and steam aboard this 1907 tugboat.

Hyde Street Pier at San Francisco Maritime NHP
10 Tips for a Trip to SF Maritime NHP

Top 10 Tip for a Trip to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park!

Aerial view of the Golden Gate Strait before the Golden Gate Bridge.
Better Lives, Bitter Lies

“Better Lives, Bitter Lies” podcast "Special Episode: Preserving Historic Ships” is now available! Listen here, or on Apple Podcasts.

Aerial view of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Around the Horn Blog

Through Around the Horn, the SF Maritime NHP hopes to inform visitors on projects that may impact their voyage through stories of the past!

San Francisco Maritime Discovery Agent Seal
SF Maritime NHP Agents of Discovery!

Find out how to become a San Francisco Maritime Agent of Discovery!

A group o sailors on the deck of sailing ship, seated and standing, holding musical instruments
Sing Along: Sheltered-In Chantey Series

Sing along on the choruses as Ranger Kasin performs a series of sheltered-in chanteys.

A motor vessel on the water, painted blue and white, with two men standing at the rear
Maritime Voices: Telling Park Stories

In the Maritime Voices series, park rangers relate significant park stories.

Visitors exit the park visitor center and exhibit.
Plan Your Visit

The park is near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Visit the fleet of historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier.

A building with a red roof and white sides.
The Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is in the historic Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building.

A sailing ship built in 1886 moored along a pier.
The Historic Ships

Discover the collection of historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier.

Last updated: February 5, 2024

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Contact Info

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.

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