Walking Tour of Fisherman’s Wharf: A Fishing Heritage and Tourist Mecca
Saturday, May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us on this May 14 tour of Fisherman’s Wharf, the most attended free attraction in San Francisco, to discover how commercial fishing coexists with the modern tourist Mecca.
Learn how Native Americans, Chinese, Italians, whaling sea captains, and sport fishermen all have harvested seafood from the waters of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
On this walking tour you’ll discover little-known facts about Fisherman’s Wharf, and learn how square riggers, Chinese junks, ocean going steamers, naval vessels and ferry boats have all contributed to the Wharf’s colorful history from the Gold Rush to modern times.
Starting at the Musée Méchanique at Pier 45, we will walk to the Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, a flat under-two-hour stroll. Along the way, you’ll hear stories about World War II ships, a San Francisco theatrical production called The Cable Car Nymphomaniac, and the crisis that “broke the mold” for Irish Coffee glasses.
Join us at Pier 45 for an informative and entertaining 120 minutes.
Tour Dates, Times, and Guides:
- Saturday, May 14 at 11:00 am, led by Len Holmes
- Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 am, led by Corrie Conklin
- Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 am, led by Corrie Conklin
- Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 am, led by Maggie Bening
Maximum attendees: 15
Current SFHS members: free. Non-members: $20 donation requested (under 13 free)
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Non-members please PURCHASE your tickets for any tour: Register HERE!
In case of rain, tour will be rescheduled. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org