Bringing Our Maritime
Heritage to Life




The San Francisco Maritime National Park Association is the non-profit partner to 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. We also independently run the National Historic Landmark WWII submarine museum USS Pampanito.

Become a member today and help us sustain these unique national treasures!

SF Maritime Museum

Historic Ships


USS Pampanito (SS-383)
WWII Submarine
National Historic Landmark

Visit the USS Pampanito WWII submarine museum and memorial at Historic Pier 45 in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf!

Explore Our Programs On
The San Francisco Bay

Learn more about our exciting maritime education programs!


Virtual Chantey Sings 
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)

Labor History Talks
At the SF Maritime Museum

An ongoing series of public talks held in partnership by San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association.


In-Person Sea Chanteys
A FREE monthly event at
the Maritime Museum in
San Francisco Maritime
National Historical Park

The next in-person chantey sing will be held on July 13, 2024 from 6:00-9:00 PM (doors at 5:30 PM). Please RSVP with your last name and the number of people in your party to Peter at

Maritime Museum

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

Maritime Summer Camp
2024 Registration is Open!
Children ages 8-12

Enroll your child for a maritime adventure on the San Francisco Bay. Welcome to Maritime Summer Camp where campers spend every day exploring the best the San Francisco waterfront has to offer–both by land, and by sea!

Boat on water

One week sessions from June – August! Learn more and register your child today.


Maritime Art Auction


San Francisco Sea Music Festival


USS Pampanito (SS-383)

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


SF Maritime NPA Members – FREE

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

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

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

Family (2 adults and 2 juniors) – $65


Purchase Tickets

Pampanito submarine

Pampanito with cloudy skies



Age of Sail student

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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