At the Maritime Museum

San Francisco’s Maritime Museum wasn’t exactly what I’d been expecting when I walked in the door. For one thing, the upper floors were closed off and only the main level was open (although it was free to look around). The friendly docent behind the desk told me that if I was interested in maritime artifacts I should check out the nearby National Park Visitors Center on Jefferson Street. Unfortunately for me, I was leaving San Francisco on Friday, and the visitors center is open only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Even so, I enjoyed looking around the historic Maritime Museum building and found so many things to photograph I couldn’t possibly include them all in one post. So for now, here is just a small selection. I’ll be sharing more details about the museum and its contents in the future.