A panorama inside the visitor center of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The visitor center contains numerous exhibits of the maritime history of San Francisco. Dominant in this panorama is the light from a lighthouse. The park rangers who staff the center are very helpful, and act as a kind of unofficial tourist information center for San Francisco.
Maritime National Historical Park Visitor Centre - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Maritime National Historical Park Visitor Centre' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
San Francisco's Maritime National Historical Park is run by the National Park Service and is a living museum with a fleet of historic ships. Star attractions include the Balclutha tall ship and the Eureka ferry-ship from the 19th century located at Hyde Street Pier, and the USS Pampanito submarine and the SS Jeremiah O'Brien from WWII next door at Pier 45. The C.A. Thayer and the Alma schooners and the Hercules and the Eppleton Hall tugboats are all berthed here included with the museum park.
As well as the fleet of historic ships, the park includes a visitor center with exhibits, educational information and research facilities. There's also a Sailors Den and a theatre. The park also includes Aquatic Park seen here from the Municipal Pier which skirts the outer harbour area for panoramic views back to shore. The visitor center is attended by park rangers who are most helpful and informative. Housed in the 1909 four storey waterfront warehouse, it too is a national landmark.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
2905 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Bus: North Point St & Hyde St (10, 20, 30, 47, 91)
Cable Car: Fisherman's Wharf
Light Train: Jones St & Beach St (F)