Temporary Closure Advisory

August 16, 2021 Update:

Mask Requirement
San Francisco Maritime follows the latest science and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and guidance by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Additionally, the National Park Service (NPS) is immediately requiring visitors, employees, volunteers, and contractors to wear a mask inside all NPS buildings and in crowded or narrow outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission levels.

“Visitors to national parks are coming from locations across the country, if not across the world. Because of this and recognizing that most of the United States is currently in substantial or high transmission categories, we are implementing a service-wide mask requirement to ensure our staff and visitors’ safety,” said NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge.

This requirement will be in effect until further notice and applies to all NPS buildings and outdoors spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails, promenade, piers, and historic ships.

“Being vaccinated is the most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of the coronavirus. Masking in addition to being vaccinated will help prevent the spread of new variants and protect those who are more at risk of severe disease. This simple act of kindness allows us to be safe while we continue to enjoy the benefits of our national parks,” said Capt. Maria Said, MD, an epidemiologist in the NPS Office of Public Health and a member of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

Individuals looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine can visit vaccines.gov to find a location close to them and make an appointment. Individuals can also text their ZIP code to 438829 and get a text with the closest COVID-19 vaccine location.


Park Hours of Operation

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park outdoor recreation areas are open
5am – 10pm for day use only.

The Maritime Museum is open from 10am - 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Hyde Street Pier is open 10 am – 5 pm daily (admission fee required, last entry at 4:30pm). Open areas include the main deck of Balclutha, the main deck of C.A Thayer, the passenger and automobile decks of Eureka, and the outer areas of Hercules when the tide allows.

The Visitor Center at 499 Jefferson Street at the corner of Hyde Street is temporarily closed.

The San Francisco Maritime NHP Research Center is open for appointments.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the park's open space areas including Aquatic Park and the Aquatic Park Cove. Please #RecreateResponsibly, practice social distancing, wear a face covering when near others, and stay home if you are feeling sick.

The Park will share updates via the park website and social media channels. For more information, you can contact the park at this email address.

Temporarily Closed

Visitor Center at 499 Jefferson Street at the corner of Hyde Street.


· Maritime Museum at 900 Beach Street at the foot of Polk Street
· Hyde Street Pier at 2905 Hyde Street, including open-air areas of Historic Ships
· Aquatic Park
· Aquatic Park Cove
· Aquatic Park Pier
· Maritime Research Center (opens by appointment on July 5th)

Last updated: August 19, 2021

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Mailing Address:

2 Marina Boulevard,
Building E, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94123


(415) 561-7000
The public information office is open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST.

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