Hyde St Pier National Park
On the pier itself are three rare historical vessels — the Baclutha, a square-rigged sailing ship built in 1886 which took 17 trips around Cape Horn and appeared in the film Mutiny on the Bounty, and the C.A.Thayer, a triple masted sailing schooner and fishing ship built in 1895, and the Eureka steam paddlewheel ferryboat built in 1890. Much of the Hyde Street Pier is FREE and a boarding pass to the historic vessels is $10.
Begin at the Visitor Center (Phone: 415-447-5000), located at 499 Jefferson Street just across the street at the corner of Hyde St. There you can find several more interesting historical exhibits and Park Rangers who will answer your questions.
From Hyde Street Pier, take a short stroll west across the park to see some more (less interesting?) exhibits in the Maritime Museum located in the ship-shaped Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building.
admission: $10 for a 7-day pass; supervised children under 16 are free. Seniors can buy an inexpensive pass that will let them and their family in here and other national parks for their lifetime.
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