Lee Shore by W.A. Coulter (SAFR 5332)
Lee Shore by W.A. Coulter (SAFR 5332)

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Maritime Research Center and research in the Museum Collections

In its Collections, the Park holds extensive library, archival, small craft, and object collections, making it the largest Museum Collection in the National Park Service. These Collections are preserved and made available for research by the Park's Collections staff. The Maritime Research Center provides access to the library, archives and museum collections and encourages research in maritime history and humanities.

Aerial view of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Aerial view of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, showing the Hyde Street Pier, Aquatic Park, and Maritime Museum.

Used with permission.


Visit the Historic Ships and the Maritime Museum

At Hyde Street Pier, you can visit the Park's Historic Ships, as well as boats from the Park's small craft collection.

Nearby is the Park's Maritime Museum in the 1939 Streamline Moderne Bathhouse Building, and the Park's Visitor Center housed in the Park's 1908 historic brick cannery warehouse.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(415) 561-7000
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