Maritime Cultural Contributions
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 - October 15
North-Bound: The Story of Cabrillo and his venture into the unknown of Alta California
In 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, a Spanish explorer, set sail from Baja California northbound to Alta California. He went further north than anyone before him, and though he would not return from this voyage, most of his men would. The discoveries they made were not only of new lands and people, but also of the extreme and threatening conditions that would challenge mariners sailing the west coast for hundreds of years to come.
Skin in the Game: Boots of Spanish Leather, Beaver-Skin Hats and Blue Mandarin Robes Trimmed With Sea Otter Fur
Enjoy a program exploring the maritime trade relationships between Spanish and Mexican Alta California, Imperial Russia, Great Britain, and the American Republic between 1812 and 1848.
For more information, please call the Visitor Center Information Desk, 415-447-5000, everyday from 9:30am to 5pm.
American Latino Heritage Projects
As part of our effort to tell the stories of all Americans, the National Park Service has launched a series of heritage initiatives. Heritage Initiatives
Last updated: September 14, 2015