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SS Jeremiah O'Brien
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Today 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Pier 45 Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, CA 94133
Pier 45, Fisherman's WharfUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94133
Historical Landmark, MuseumToday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during World War II. Built in Maine and launched in 1943, the O'Brien had a distinguished wartime duty, participating in the D-Day invasion in 1944. Still operational today, she welcomes visitors at Pier 45 for daily tours and occasional cruises of San Francisco bay. The O'Brien has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty ship and remains historically accurate. Contact us for more information, or visit us at Fisherman's Wharf today!
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"The self-guided tour was an enriching and at times emotional experience."
"Had a great experience with the overnight program."
"...definitely don't miss out on the engine room."
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Max Hensley
in the last week
I lived in SF for 20 years and enjoyed the O'Brien immensely. I'm a history and engineering buff, so naturally the ship and its triple expansion steam engine were an endless attraction. I would suggest that you go when "steam is up" (when I was there this was once a month or so) or for the ship's Fleet Week cruise. That engine, when it comes to life, is an amazing beast. The old timers who run it are the best history guides too. Ask them about their incredible journey to the D-Day commemorations. It is another world compared to the new SF affectation, the Prius or Tesla, which you can hardly tell has been turned on.
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Michael Garner
in the last week
Exceptional and unique piece of living history; much to see on the ship, particularly the engine room; docents very helpful; All actual sailings are worth experiencing; views of San Francisco and bridges as well as Alcatraz and Angel Island are spectacular;
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Linda Meza
a week ago
I was on board during the parade of ships for Fleet Week 2000 and had a wonderful time, and again in December for a Holiday Dinner for SFPD's Ingleside station. Wonderful history and venue. I recommend people take a cruise on this maritime treasure.
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Russell Coleman
a month ago
The self-guided tour was an enriching and at times emotional experience. The history of this ship is made even more tangible and real by the friendly and knowledgeable docents - many of whom are happy to recount real stories from the Jeremiah O'Brien's glory days as a successful Liberty Ship in WWII. I strongly recommend this experience to anyone, and definitely don't miss out on the engine room. The engineer on duty when I visited was a wealth of knowledge!
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Edward Lortz
in the last week
The O'Brien is an amazingly wonderful example of living history. Everybody should visit the ship at least once in their lives, and multiple visits will enhance your enjoyment of history. Every child should absolutely visit the ship. Every parent should take their child, and make a real attempt to be underway (the ship moving). This gives every person a real understanding of the history of WW II and is one of the few "living" museums of great historical importance. Different than a warship, this type of merchant ship saved Britain, made our entire war effort possible. As maritime history is my hobby, I have been involved with the O'Brien for over 20 yrs, with some volunteer work included, and have been underway over a dozen times with the ship. Not to be missed.
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in the last week
The Jeremiah O'Brian is an important historical experience. I highly recommend the bay cruise during fleet week, not only is it an amazing way to see San Francisco from the bay, but an exhilarating vantage point for the airshow. The hospitality on board is tops, with continental breakfast, hot dog lunch with beer and wine. The docents are extremely knowledgeable and share detailed information about the ship and the ships role in WW2, along with emotional personal stories. It is a fascinating piece of living history.
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Diane Harrigan
in the last week
The SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a must see historic attraction when visiting San Francisco. Climbing down the rungs to the engine room where the Titanic was filmed is an adventure in itself. That's only a fraction of what there is to enjoy aboard this WWII Liberty Ship. It's a self-guided tour so you get to explore like an adventurer. Stories unfold with the push of a button throughout the journey and knowledgeable volunteers love to chat with you. I've been aboard a few times and it's a joy to watch kids in utter amazement every step of the way.
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Robert Takacs
in the last week
Boy Scouts loved the weekend, the tours, the stories, great time.


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