San Francisco Maritime Museum is a part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park located at 900 Beach Street San Francisco, California. The museum is inside the 1939 Bathhouse Building, which houses a number of maritime collections. The collections are so diverse that some are stored in order to display other collections. The nonprofit organization is also restoring some of the historical structure of the building requiring collections to be stored. The construction is supposed to end in 2011.
The building is its own historical artifact, with a long history in the 1800s. There are also several WPA era murals, architectural objects, and maritime objects on display. Bells, anchors, wheels, clothing, journals, photos, and other sailor artifacts can be examined and discussed by visitors. Park rangers offer daily tours, though the times can vary. Also onsite is a planetarium. Hours are 10am to 5pm daily. There is a small entry fee into the vessel for children and adults.
Visitors can also explore the historical park. There are 7 historic vessels to be toured for $5 per person. Tickets are good for seven days for the park and vessels. After the tour there are restaurants within a mile.