Welcome to San Francisco Maritime National Historic Site!
You can download the welcome to
San Francisco Maritime NHS
in Wave format (.wav) here,
and in audio (.au) format here.
The Park At the Hyde Street
Pier, the center of attention at San Francisco Maritime, some the world's
most unique ships rest. Among them are the last scow schooner still
afloat and one of the world's largest
passenger ferries EVER. For you bona fide tourists out there, nearby
the pier is the Maritime Store. Equipped for all of your shopping needs, you
can find a variety of postcards, posters, ship plans, models and more! The
nearby J. Porter Shaw library has over 12,000 books telling the tale of
the maritime West Coast. The library also contains 120,000 sheets of ship
plans and more than 250,000 photographs!
To learn more about the San Francisco Maritime park, go to our
key features page. Here you
will find more detailed history about the ships and adventures of the West
The weather around San Francisco is usually fairly stable, with
temperatures around the 50's and 60's in the summer (temperatures in
Fahrenheit). In the winter it might get as low as 20, but usually no
lower than 40. A sweater and maybe a light jacket is all you should have
to bring as far as outer layers are concerned.
Fees: The Hyde Street Pier only costs $3 for adults and $1
for ages 12-17. Seniors and children under 12 are free. The museum, library, and beautiful views
of San Francisco Bay Area are all free.
Special Facilities: The area,
in general, is accessible to all. The library, the first floor of the
museum, and the ships (to some degree) are accessible.