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 12, 2016: 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 2:00) in support of votes for women!
April 9, 2016: 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 2:00.
May 14, 1916: Hyde Street honors President William McKinley during his visit to San Francisco in 1901, when he and his wife came here for the launch of the battleship “Ohio.”
June 11, 2016: Living History re-creates the 1901 Waterfront Strike that paralyzed San Francisco for five months. You can take part at noon in reliving this vital yet often overlooked part of west coast labor organization at noon, and again at 2:00.
July 18, 2016: “Make and Mend”: Sailors’ arts, sailmending and knifemaking, and everyday crafts as practiced in 1901.
August 20, 2016: Festival of the Sea 9:30-5:00. The living history players will be on hand to lend an air of historical accuracy to the festival, and enjoy the many flavors of sea music.
September 10, 2016: Picnic on the Beach, with the latest in 1901 Bathing Attire. Weather permitting, but we will be on the pier all day.
October 15, 2016: (third Saturday), 2016: Ladies’ Seamen’s Friend Society: Seagoing libraries, sailor’s literacy program
November 12, 2016: Recognition of Hawaii’s changing status in the world when Queen Liluokalani visits San Francisc on her return from the U.S. capitol in November 1901.
December 10, 2016: 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.