Bringing Our Maritime

Heritage to Life



Your Year-End Donation is Crucial

“During our greatest time of need we hope that everyone who wishes to preserve maritime history, sustain the USS Pampanito, and support our beloved San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and its virtual programs will show their support by making a contribution to our year-end campaign.”

Warmest wishes for a safe and happy New Year.

Darlene Plumtree
CEO, SF Maritime National Park Association


Yes! I’ll Make a Year-End Donation


USS Pampanito Submarine at Pier 45
SF Maritime National Historical Park
(open with limited hours)

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 is open with limited hours and facilities. 

Beginning November 9, 2020, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will resume the $15 park entry fee and reopen access to Hyde Street Pier and the open-air portions of the National Historic Landmark ships moored there. Open areas include the Main Deck of Balclutha, the Passenger and Automobile Decks of Eureka, and the outer areas of Hercules when the tide allows. Hours of operation will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (with last entrance at 2:30pm). To assure a safe visit, the park has increased sanitizing routines, is monitoring visitor capacity, and asks all visitors to follow local guidelines for facemasks and social distancing. The fee booth now is located at the entrance to Hyde Street Pier.In addition, 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.

Donate Today!