San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

San Francisco, CA

Where are we going?

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
2905 Hyde Street San Francisco
CA 94109

415 447 5000

What is there to do?

Located in the iconic Fisherman's Wharf neighbourhood, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park takes you back to another time through the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the Pacific Coast maritime history!

This popular and fascinating park features a magnificent fleet of historic ships, as well as a Visitor Center, Maritime Museum, Research Center and an Aquatic Park Historic District!

During your time at this historic attraction, kids can get in on the action if they pick up a free Junior Ranger Program activity booklet at the visitor centre. Suitable for 5 to 12 year olds this fun program is there to help keep them engaged, and the centre itself has some fascinating displays on the area's maritime heritage.

Out by the pier you can view the park's collection of floating historic ships and get some great views of the Golden Gate Bridge too, so take your camera!

Also at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park are numerous ranger led tours both around the park and on several of the boats, plus activities and events held. 

You are surrounded by history, so kids can let their imaginations run wild! What would it have been like to live all those years ago in the city by the Bay?

A fascinating day out where kids can see up close some incredible historic artifacts, and locations so important to the history of the area!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $15 to enter the historic ships, with the ticket valid for 7 days

Free Under: 16 years if supervised, for the historic ships


Need a little extra help?

Just ask at the Visitor Center for any accessibility information, they will be happy to assist you!


When can we go?

Visitor Center & Hyde Street Pier is open 7 days a week 9.30am to 5pm.

Open year round but closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Days.


Any top tips?

On some day, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone, including the first day of National Park Week and Veterans Day!

I’m Hungry!

You're in Fisherman's Wharf! There are SO many places to grab some food, you won't go hungry!

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options around Fisherman's Wharf to enjoy - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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