Explore San Francisco Maritime National History Park

November 15, 2017
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Places to visit in San Francisco

Within the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood is a beautiful park that should be a must-visit attraction on your itinerary – San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The Maritime Park greets visitors with great scenery while taking in the stories of the maritime history of the Pacific Coast. This historic park includes a large number of historic ships, a museum, a research center, and an aquatic park, including a large pier, which you should definitely stroll for impressive views of the S.F. skyline.

Explore San Francisco’s Maritime National History Park

San Francisco Maritime National History Park, located in San Francisco, California shows off the colorful and diverse maritime heritage of The City. This beautiful park, formerly known as San Francisco Maritime Museum took a new name after being acquired by the National Park Service and authorized in 1988. The collections within this park are fascinating. You don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate the collections of sea craft assembled within their outdoor museum.

There are quite a number of historic vessels present here. The fleet of major historic vessels includes the Balclutha – a square-rigged sailing ship built in 1886, Eureka – a schooner built in 1895, C.A. Thayer, Alma, Hercules – a steam tug built in 1907. There is also a visitor center, located in the park’s 1909-waterfront warehouse. Within this park also is a maritime museum, where you can find interesting collections of maritime artifacts. Its interior is well decorated with beautiful and colorful wall paintings. With so much to explore, there is also an added library/research center where you can literally lose yourself for hours in exploration. This is the source where you can find the history of San Francisco and the Pacific Coast’s maritime past. These include published articles, photographs, archival and manuscript, maps and charts, engineering drawings, historical archaeological findings and lots more. So if you love to explore, and enjoy scenic adventures, The San Francisco Maritime National History Park should be definitely visited.

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