Alerts & Conditions


August 26, 2022, Update:

As the National Park Service monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to use the latest science to guide our decision making. Access to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is as follows:

Facilities Temporarily Closed: Visitor Center (will re-open Sunday, August 28, Weekends Only), Ships: Eureka, Balclutha (tween deck)

Open Facilities and Areas: Aquatic Park and Municipal Pier.

Maritime Museum

Maritime Research Center is available by appointment.

National Historic Landmark Ship Schedule:

Hyde Street Pier, Ships: C.A. Thayer (main deck), Balclutha (main deck), and Hercules (tide dependent) are open with exception to the following dates.

Here are the anticipated weather-related closure dates for the ships. These are estimates based that are based on changing weather and tidal conditions. The schedule will be updated as changes occur.

C.A. Thayer and Balclutha: Closed on the following dates: November 20-26, December 22-27. Ships entrance fees will be suspended during these periods.

Hercules: Open when tides allow, times vary daily.

Eureka: (1890) 10/24/2021 – Closed due to storm damage, awaiting funding for repairs.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the park's open space areas including Aquatic Park and the Aquatic Park Cove or visit the outdoor areas of the historic ships (fee area). Please #RecreateResponsibly, practice social distancing, wearing a face covering is optional but encouraged when near others, and stay home if you are feeling sick.

Masks are Optional

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, services may be limited. The CDC has offered guidance to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. Find more information about the National Park Service’s response and operations at

The Park will update the schedule as the status of sites change. Updates will be shared via the park website and social media channels. For more information, you can contact the park at this email address.

Last updated: August 26, 2022

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