Go back in time at the Maritime National Historical Park, which sits on the Hyde Street Pier near Fisherman’s Wharf. The park maintains a half-dozen antique ships to illustrate the maritime history of the Bay. They have square-rigged ships, paddle-wheel tugboats, and even tall schooners like the C.A. Thayer. Smell the salty air of the sea and hear the hulls creak. Try to explain to your children that at one time, these clipper ships were the fastest way to get to California.
Contact no: (415) 447-5000
Location: 499 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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