San Francisco’s Maritime Museum is located at Fisherman’s Wharf and is run by the National Park Service. The museum actually consists of a collection of six historical vessels including an old ferry boat, a paddlewheel tug boat and steam tug boat. You can even take a sail on the schooner Alma, who dates back to 1891. There is also a small craft exhibit and a visitor’s center in the park. Don’t forget a jacket, as the area around the pier and on the boats can get cold and windy.
All boat enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the Maritime Museum. Include this great water museum as part of your day’s visit to Fisherman’s Wharf, where there’s lots of great shopping and dining, as well as some of San Francisco’s best hotels. In fact, you should have no trouble locating one of San Francisco’s budget hotels close to the Maritime Museum and all the sights of Fisherman’s Wharf.