Ever wished to visit the historic ship Balclutha and getting to know what might be on the ship? Then, the Life Aboard a 19th Century Sailing Ship tour is just the right one for you. Get to know the lifestyle, the difficulties, the pains and the rewards that the sailors suffered and enjoyed. A very educational and exciting tour, conducted daily it's a must visit for one and all.
- Venue Description:
Located across from Ghirardelli Square and housed in a 1930s building that resembles a ship, this museum chronicles maritime history with photographs, miniature models of Navy ships, passenger lines and fascinating interactive exhibits. The Steamship Room details the evolution of wind-to-steam power. On display is the Mermaid, a one-man sailboat that carried a solo adventurer across the Pacific from Japan in 94 days. Hours vary with the different attractions within the park. The Visitor Center is located at 499 Jefferson Street and the Maritime Museum is at 900 Beach Street. Call or the visit the website for further details.