San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Here's How To Become A Docent At San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is offering a free training course for those interested in joining the park’s volunteer docent program.

Black History Month Brings Diverse Programs To San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

A diverse sampling of maritime history will be on display in February at San Francisco Maritime National Historical in honor of Black History Month.

Two Christmas Events Offered On December 14 At San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will offer a pair of special events with a Christmas theme on Saturday, December 14. Afternoon activities will include live music, refreshments, ornament-making, and a special visit from Santa Claus. During the evening, join costumed Living History players as they turn the clock back to Christmas in the year 1901.

Sea Music Concert Aboard 1886 Sailing Ship At San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park On November 16

If you'd enjoy a concert of seafaring songs presented aboard an 1886 sailing ship, there's a fine opportunity coming up on November 16 at San Francisco National Maritime National Historical Park. The event will be the final for the 25th annual Sea Music Concert Series at the park, and will feature acclaimed solo performers John Roberts and Debra Cowan.

Fall In The National Parks: Some Great Activities To Put On Your Calendar

Sure, it's still August, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start penciling some fall events and activities in the National Park System onto your calendar. Here's a start, and we'll keep adding to it as we hear of events.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park To Celebrate Old-Time Christmas

Celebrate the year-end holidays the way they did back in 1901 with a visit to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park on December 8, when park staff bring maritime history to life around a unique Christmas program.

National Park Mystery Photo 44 Revealed: Heave-Ho, Me Hearties!

"Learning by doing" is the key concept here.

National Parks By the Numbers: Recapping the Year's Statistical Recaps

Traveler's "By the Numbers" articles provide interesting (and often surprising) statistics for selected parks. We published 13 of them this year.

Maritime Museum Exhibit Explores the History of Pacific Coast Mapping from 1544 to 1802

Rare maps, books and illustrations of Pacific Coast exploration from 1544 through 1802 will be featured in an exhibit opening July 1 at the Maritime Museum in San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

By the Numbers: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history at a convenient location near Fisherman’s Wharf. Here are some statistics that tell the story of this remarkable place.

Women's History Month is Celebrated in the National Parks

The National Park Service uses exhibits, programs, and special events to help celebrate Women's History Month in the national parks, and not just ones that were established to honor women.

National Park Quiz 91: Hearts

Our quiz theme this month is apropos of February-the-Valentine- month. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you buy the quizmeister a big box of chocolates. Cream centers.

Celebrate An Old Time Christmas at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

On December 11, living history players will take visitors back to 1901 for a maritime Christmas celebration on the San Francisco waterfront.

Looking for Special Holiday Programs? Here's a Sampling at Parks from Coast to Coast

Painted Desert Inn in the snow.
Looking for a break from shopping, football, and end-of-year hustle and bustle? December is prime time for special programs and events in a number of parks. Here's a sampling in areas from coast to coast.

Sail on a Historic Schooner at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

The schooner Alma under sail.
If you've got a hankering to feel the wind and salt spray from the deck of a historic sailing ship, the staff at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has a deal for you.

Junior Ranger Day - and an Essay Contest with a Serious Prize

Kids with ranger at Mesa Verde NP.
A number of NPS areas are offering special activities for Junior Ranger Day on April 25, 2009, and a related Junior Ranger Essay Contest offers a serious prize: a $1,000 Visa gift card.
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