Maritime Museum & National Park

900 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA
+1 415.561.7100
Maritime Museum & National Park Website
Museums, History Museum, City, Park
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Through November 2013, the park’s 1939 streamline moderne Maritime Museum celebrates the history of both San Francisco Bay racing and the America’s Cup – from the free-spirited yachtsmen of the 1880s to the high-tech sailors in the Cup races today -- with exhibits, artifacts, photos, free wi-fi, and big screen TVs to augment the building’s sweeping Bay views. 

In addition to displaying a rare model of the America (presented to the Cup finisher in 1851), the Museum’s lobby offers Racing on the Bay Frisco Style, an exhibition featuring real boats from the early days – the 1938 sloop Mab, and an El Toro class boat (in addition to models, trophies and burgees from local Bay clubs). Displays will include large photographs by Gilles Martin-Raget, Principal Photographer for the 34thAmerica’s Cup, and historic Bay racing photos from the Park’s collection.