Hyde Street Pier

2905 Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-2665

Just a few blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf, adjacent to the Cable Car turnaround, sits the Hyde Street Pier. With views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Ghiradeli Square, this National Park is a great place to explore some of the city’s maritime history and is free to the public. Among the items on exhibit are the National Park Service’s collection of historical boats such as the 1890 Eureka steam ferryboat and 1886 square-rigger Balclutha. There is even a replica of a Chinese Shrimp Junk boat named the Grace Quan docked at the Pier. Standing on the stern of the Balclutha, watching the fog roll into the bay, smelling the sea air, hearing the sounds of sea gulls and the occasional fog horn in the distance, the only thought that comes to mind is what a charming place indeed. |Maritime National Historic Park|