The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is dedicated to showcasing the maritime history of the Pacific Coast. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood in San Francisco, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park features a fleet of historic vessels, a maritime museum, a state-of-the-art visitor center and a library/research facility. Sometimes referred to as the San Francisco Maritime Museum, the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park also incorporates the Aquatic Park Historic District.
The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park features a fleet of six historic vessels, which are moored at Hyde Street Pier and are open to visitors year-round. Located opposite the Hyde Street Pier, a state-of-the-art Visitor Center features information on the park and vessels and award-winning exhibits. A lawned area overlooking the Aquatic Park Cove and beach is situated just outside the Visitor Center where visitors can relax and soak up the beautiful views of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Maritime Museum is located nearby in the Aquatic Park Bathhouse building, as well as the Maritime Research Center in the Fort Mason Building, just a short walk away. Photo: Zack Frank/Fotolia
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Things to Do in San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
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