San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park


San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is a vibrant urban national park. Learn about everything the park has to offer, including the largest museum and research collection in the National Park Service at the Maritime Research Center, the incredible WPA-era art and architecture of the Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, and the San Francisco waterfront history exhibit on view at the park’s Visitor Center! You can also still visit Hyde Street Pier to see the historic ships.


Maritime Park Visitor Center
Open Weekdays 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturdays, and Sundays 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission is free to the Visitor Center


Maritime Museum
(in the historic Aquatic Park Bathhouse)

The newly reopened third floor of the museum is accessible to the public from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:30 – 3:30 PM on museum open days. 
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Admission is free to the Maritime Museum


Hyde Street Pier
Open Saturdays and Sundays
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, last entrance is 4:30 PM

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.

Visitors to Hyde St Pier and the ships must have an entrance pass:
General: $15.00
Supervised children under 15: FREE
San Francisco Maritime National Park Association Members: FREE


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


Waterfront Walking Tours!

Join NPS park rangers for this exciting new adventure where you can experience the sights and sounds of San Francisco’s waterfront while learning about its fascinating history. This brand-new offering from San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will take visitors to the former Del Monte Plant No. 1, which was once the largest fruit and vegetable cannery in the world. They will also visit Hyde Street Pier and its historic ships and will have the opportunity to learn about the Maritime Museum and Aquatic Park, legacies of the Works Progress Administration. Other sites may include Fort Mason, the Fisherman’s and Seaman’s Memorial Chapel, Fisherman’s Wharf, and landmarks on the old northern waterfront. To reserve tickets and learn more, visit


Newly reopened third floor to the Maritime Museum!

The public now has the opportunity to see the brilliantly restored murals on the newly reopened third floor of the Maritime Museum Building. Join park rangers twice daily (10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:30 – 4:00 PM) Wednesday through Sunday. For additional information, call the park’s Public Information Office at 415.561.7000.



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