Bringing Our Maritime

Heritage to Life




Thank You!

Your Donations Made These Exciting Live Broadcasts of our National Treasures Possible.


Welcome to the MESS: Maritime Research Center & Library Lecture Series

The MESS (Maritime Education for Students of the Sea) are informal lunchtime lectures during the last Thursday of the month meant to showcase a wide array of maritime knowledge, research and skills.

(Last Thursday of the Month at 11AM PST)

Chantey Sing: A Virtual Concert with Singers from Around the World

Our popular monthly virtual chantey sing includes performer, both professional and amateur, from around the world.

(Every Third Saturday of the Month at 12PM PST) 

SF Maritime Live: Virtual Ranger Tours of the SF Maritime Park

The Association and Maritime Park are excited to announce the launching of San Francisco Maritime Live (SML), which provides the public with live broadcasted ranger tours of the National Treasures of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

(Every Third Sunday of the Month at 12PM PST)




Maritime Museum Film Premiere: “A Palace for the People”

The Association is proud to present to the public, for the first time, a short documentary film about San Francisco’s iconic Aquatic Park Bathhouse building and its treasure trove of WPA murals completed during the Great Depression. The film screening will also include an exclusive question and answer interview with director John Rogers.

(Saturday, March 13th @ 11AM PST)

Sea Music Concert: A Celebration of African American History Month

Join us for a virtual concert of maritime songs from Black traditions of the United States and West Indies, with four outstanding performers.

(Saturday, February 27th at 11AM PST)








USS Pampanito Submarine at Pier 45
SF Maritime National Historical Park
(Hyde Street Pier closed, other facilities open)

The Association and National Park Service prioritize the public’s safety and have temporarily closed the USS Pampanito at Historic Pier 45 and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has some facilities open.

Hyde Street Pier is closed until January, 4th 2021.

The following spaces continue to be available:· Aquatic Park, the Aquatic Park Cove, and the Aquatic Park Pier. “Please visit the Maritime National Park website for more information. 



Help Make a Difference!

Using living history and the authentic setting of historic ships, we provide today’s youth with the opportunity to build character, confidence, gain self-reliance, and learn the value of teamwork.

Kelly, a 5th grader who attended our Age of Sail program, had this to say about her experience:

“I really learned a lot on the ship, but I mostly learned how to work together even if you don’t like somebody. The thing that we had to do most was work together because if we didn’t we wouldn’t have got through it all.”

Thanks to your generosity and support, we can continue to complete critical preservation and restoration projects in and around the National Maritime Park, while also offering impactful, hands-on educational programs.

You are a part of our success! Give boldly and partner with us this holiday season in impacting the lives of our youth through historical preservation and innovative education programs like the Age of Sail program. Please consider contributing to our Annual Fund today with a tax-deductible donation.

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