Where Your Imagination Can Travel to the 19th Century

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.

A sailing ship built in 1886 moored along a pier.

The Historic Ships

Discover the collection 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.

Long curved pier enclosing a blue water cove

Introduction to the Park

Aerial view of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

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 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.

Aerial view of the Golden Gate Strait before the Golden Gate Bridge.

Better Lives, Bitter Lies

“Better Lives, Bitter Lies” podcast episode #6 "Little Brown Brothers” is now available! Listen here, or on Apple Podcasts.

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.

Last updated: October 27, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2 Marina Boulevard, Building E, 2nd Floor
Building E, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone:

(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.

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