Fisherman’s Wharf Walking Tour, Mulitple Days Available
Select your tour date from the "Ticket/Donate!" link on registration page. Tours are approximately 90 minutes and start from the Musée Mécanique at Pier 45. Tickets limited to 20 on a first-come, first-serve basis. In case or rain, tour will be rescheduled. There are several parking garages nearby along with public transportation options.
Join us for an exploration of Fisherman’s Wharf, the most popular 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.
Starting at the Musée Mécanique 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.
Tour Dates & Times Led by Corrie Conklin
Saturday, September 16th @ 11AM (Cancelled)
Tour Dates & Times Led by Maggie Bening
Saturday, August 26th @ 11AM
Saturday, September 9th @ 11AM
Make sure to meet at Musée Mécanique at Pier 45. Several parking garages located nearby.
The San Francisco Historical Society exists to uncover, preserve, and present, in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present. We do this through our publications, Panorama and The Argonaut; in-person and virtual walking tours; monthly history presentations; numerous educational programs for young people, and through our free museum.
Our museum exhibits feature intriguing artifacts and stories from San Francisco’s history. The museum is located at 608 Commercial Street in downtown San Francisco, on the site of the first branch mint in the West.
The San Francisco Historical Society was founded by renowned San Francisco historian Charles Fracchia in 1988. In 2006 the administration of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. granted the stewardship of the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission Streets to SFHS. That stewardship lasted for ten years. In 2019 SFHS moved into its permanent home, the site of the first Branch Mint in the West at 608 Commercial Street in the heart of San Francisco’s historic core. The SFHS Museum is the new center for administration, exhibits, presentations, and educational programs, and is also available as a venue for events.
The San Francisco Historical Society is a registered 503(c) nonprofit with tax id#68-010488.