Hyde Street Pier Historic Ships

Hyde St. & Jefferson St.
San Francisco, CA 94109- Map It
(415) 447-5000

AAA Editor Notes

Hyde Street Pier Historic Ships, at the foot of Hyde St., displays ships dating from the late 19th century. Visitors can board four ships. The Balclutha is a three-masted, square-rigged sailing vessel containing the immersive-environment exhibit "Cargo Is King!" that traces the ship's three careers through films, panels, and stacks of cargo ship relics and photographs. The C.A. Thayer is a coastal lumber schooner. The Eureka was the largest ferry operating on San Francisco Bay in its time; the Hercules is a steam-powered tugboat. The scow schooner Alma, which offers sailing tours in summer, and the tugboat Eppleton Hall are anchored nearby. Programs and demonstrations are offered.
$10; free (ages 0-15 and National Park pass holders).
Hours: Daily 9:30-5. Last admission 30 minutes before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.