December 19, 2010

The Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, USA

The Maritime National Historical Park at Hyde St. Pier in San Francisco is the site where your imagination can travel to the 19th century. You will get a breath taking view of collection of historical ships at this site.

The Fisherman's Wharf of San Francisco is a popular tourist destination with a lot of interesting sites. The Maritime National Historical Park is definitely one of the interesting tourist sites at Fisherman's Wharf.

You can find a lot of ships and related objects of the 19th century and early 20th century in this park which cannot be found anywhere else. The engines used for loading and unloading cargo during the 19th century called as "donkey engines" are found in this park. The riverboats, the only mode of transport once, and the wheels used in those riverboats are of unique style. A small beautiful boat house and the superintendent's office are beautiful structures in the park which cannot be ignored by any tourist.

Balclutha, Eureka, Hercules, C.A. Thayer, Alma, Bay Ark, and Eppleton Hall are some of the historic vessels of the 19th century and early 20th century found in this park. Out of these vessels, Balcultha is looking fresh and colorful. Eureka is also very popular among the tourists.

Go to the maritime national historical park and indulge yourself in the 19th century experience.

Happy travelling.


Fast Facts:
Site Name: The Maritime Historical National Park 
Site Type: Heritage, Ship, Museum, Historical
Location: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California State, USA 
Highlights: The historical vessels and related objects of the 19th century AD
Nearest Train Station: Embarcadero station in San Francisco BART
Nearest Airport: San Francisco
How to reach: Easily reachable by road, train, and flight; You can find taxis and cable cars from BART station to Fisherman's Wharf
Hotel: A lot of budget and luxury hotels are available within San Francisco; as the local transportation especially BART train system is good, one can even stay in the nearby places too for cheaper options.
Restaurants: Fisherman's Wharf has a lot of options for wine and dine be it sea food, roadside shops, or costlier restaurants



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