Day in the Life 1901: A Retrospective

Hyde Street Living History went into hiatus with the advent of COVID, and as of this writing (April 2022) have yet to take up traditional programs that you see outlined below and on the other pages of this website. The historic ships at Hyde Street Pier remain open to the public.

Second Saturdays, March through December
Aboard the historic vessels at Hyde St. Pier. Vessel admission.

Step into the past as you board our historic ships. Help the sailors on Balclutha raise the staysail in the morning and return for musical fun during the afternoon dogwatch. Learn about life in 1901 from the ferry passengers on Eureka, or join Mrs. Galan on the Ark houseboat for an afternoon tea to discuss issues of the day.

Witness a dramatic re-creation of the 1901 labor strike that shook the San Francisco Waterfront in June. In September, picnickers in period swimsuits frolic on the beach. Don’t miss President McKinley’s visit in May and the Christmas Celebration at Sea in December.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located at the west end of Fisherman’s Wharf, in San Francisco. The park includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships, visitor center, maritime museum and library. For more information about the park, or its public programs, please call 415-447-5000 or visit the park’s website. To contact Hyde Street Living History directly, please email David Hirzel (Chips Balclutha) at


Published on June 16, 2011 at 12:04 am  Leave a Comment  

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