Where Your Imagination Can Travel to the 19th Century

Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history. Read More

A restored historic sailing ship built in 1886 moored along a pier.

The Historic Ships

Discover the collection of historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier.

Aquatic Park Pier (Muni Pier)

Aquatic Park Pier (Muni Pier)

Built to create a protected cove where City residents could swim and recreate, the pier is now a threatened landmark in need of major repair

A ship on the water with sails raised.


Learn more about the historic square-rigged vessel.

A building with a red roof and white sides.

The Maritime Museum

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

A black and white photo of a SF wharf.

Discover Park Collections

The Maritime Research Center is the premier resource for Pacific Coast maritime history. Get access to the largest NPS museum collection.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(415) 561-7000
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