NOTE: Although we have some scheduled special activities and events for the times noted below, we the Hyde Street Living History Players are on the pier all day from 11:00-5:00, and we want to bring you back in time to join us in our world, in our time–1901.
March 14, 2015: Suffragette march, in support of Women’s History Month. You are invited to join the living history reenactment of a suffragette march (12:00 and 3:00) in support of votes for women!
April 11, 2015: “Make and Mend,” sailors’ and everyday citizens’ arts and handicrafts. All day.
May 9, 1915: President McKinley visited San Francisco’s Hyde Street Pier, after launching the battleship Ohio at Union Iron Works. He stops by the pier to address his constituents at noon, and again at 3:00.
June 13, 2015: Chautauqua at Hyde Street Pier. At noon, a special program of visiting luminaries sure to enlighten the hearts and minds of all who witness this amazing Chautauqua. Reprise at 3:00.
July 11, 2015: Living History re-creates the 1901 Waterfront Strike that paralyzed San Francisco for five months. You can take part in reliving this vital yet often overlooked part of west coast labor organization at noon, and again at 3:00.
August 8, 2018: Picnic on the Beach, with the latest in 1901 Bathing Attire. Weather permitting, but we will be on the pier all day.
September 12, 2015: Living History and the Sea Music Festival, a full day of vocal and acoustic music of the sea, on three stages. Free.
October 17, 2015: (third Saturday), 2014: Ladies’ Seamen’s Friend Society: Seagoing libraries, sailor’s literacy program
November 14, 2015:Hawaiian History Day 10-4 (begin Winter hours 10-4)
December 12, 2015: Old Time Maritime Christmas [Special time for Old Time Maritime Christmas only 6:00-9:00] In the evening, 6-9pm, join us for our costumed Living History players Old Time Maritime Christmas. Turn back the clock to Christmas in the year 1901, where you will meet captains, wives, crews and passengers aboard the floating historic vessels.
Refreshments will be served at this magical evening program, with sea music performed by Richard Adrianowicz and Peter Kasin. Lamplit tours by a costumed nightwatchmen leave from the Hyde Street Pier entrance every 20 minutes beginning 6pm. Last tour leaves 7:40pm. Each tour lasts approx. 55 minutes. Each tour limited to 14 people. Reserve for this living history program by calling the Visitor Center, 415-447-5000, between 9:30am-4:30pm, open daily.