Bringing Our Maritime

Heritage to Life





The San Francisco Maritime National Park Association is the non-profit partner to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. For over 70 years we have helped to preserve and share maritime history along San Francisco’s historic waterfront.


Become a member today and help us sustain this unique national treasure.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Maritime Park Visitor Center 
Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Mondays-Thursdays.

Maritime Museum – in the historic Aquatic Park Bathhouse
Open Wednesday through Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesday.

Hyde Street Pier
Open Daily
10 a.m. – 5 p.m., last entrance is 4:30 p.m.

Historic Ships
Outdoor areas of National Historic Landmark Ships Balclutha (1886) C. A. Thayer (1895) open.
Eureka (1890) is not currently open for tours.
These facilities and ships are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

Aquatic Park and Victorian Park
 are open year-round from sunrise to sunset. Reservations are required for vessels to anchor in Aquatic Park Cove. See for details and reservations. 

Covid 19 Protocol: Masks are not required outdoors or indoors on park property and facilities, but strongly recommended especially indoors or in outdoor confined spaces. Please help stop the spread of Covid 19 by keeping a social distance and staying home if you experience symptoms or test positive.

Labor History Talks




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

Our popular monthly virtual chantey sing includes performers, both professional and amateur, from around the world. (Every Third Saturday of the Month at 11AM PDT)



In-Person Sea Chanteys:

In-person chanteys are a FREE monthly event at the Maritime Museum Building in the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Maritime Museum Building
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
900 Beach St.
San Francisco, CA 94109










USS Pampanito (SS-383)
Historic WWII Submarine museum and memorial at Pier 45 (Open to the Public)


10:00 AM – last tickets sold at 5:30 PM – pier closes at 6:00 PM


Adults – $30 (14-61) | Senior – $20 (62+)

Juniors – $15 (5-13) | Students with ID – $20

Active Military with ID – $10 | Children (4 and under) – FREE

Family (2 adults and 2 juniors) – $65 | Maritime Association Members – FREE

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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 to impact 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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