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SS Jeremiah O'Brien, San Francisco

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Historic Site Ship
Learn a bit of military history by exploring SS Jeremiah O'Brien, one of nearly 7,000 ships that stormed Normandy on D-Day. Located on San Francisco's popular waterfront, this historic ship is one of the city's premiere attractions. Though 2,710 Liberty vessels were built during the war, this is one of only two fully functional ships still in existence. Hop aboard this living museum for a glimpse into the life of a wartime sailor. Explore the space and learn about the war through informative displays at this National Historic Landmark. Plan to visit SS Jeremiah O'Brien and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Francisco attractions using our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.
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  • The wife and i had a long weekend in San Francisco a couple of weeks back, I've previously done the submarine tour (which was also excellent) and wanted to do the SS Jeremiah O'Brien this time althoug...  more »
  • Be sure to spend some time speaking with the volunteer tour guides. They are the highlight of the trip!  more »
  • This is a brilliant piece of living working history plus an excellent museum of the D Day landings and the crucial part that these ships played in the sucess of this battle. A must see if you are in S...  more »
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  • A treasure for all ages! A piece of living history restored and maintained by a dedicated crew and volunteers. Come on board to see what it must have been like to set sail for Normandy during WW2, The JOB crew took the ship back to Normandy in 1994 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of D-Day. While the Coast Guard had concerns the crew was too old and didn't think they could withstand the trip, they were proved wrong! The crew did indeed arrive safely in Normandy in time to celebrate D-Day where many brave soldiers fought for our freedoms! Where there's a will, there's a way! The Jeremiah is docked at Pier 45 in beautiful San Francisco, CA. Come spend a day in the City by the Bay and tour the Jeremiah O'Brien and experience history
  • Great piece of history. Interesting to see the role she played in WWII. Helpful and fun volunteer staff. Sadly, gift shop was closed as there weren't enough volunteers to run it. However, fully enjoyed the rest of the ship. If you enjoy reading exhibit signs , give yourself 1.5-2.0 hours here. There's also a movie to watch.
  • First, thanks to veterans and all who serve. I have like zero expertise with this particular piece of history, but I really loved being able to fully explore this amazing vessel. The ship itself is so very interesting, and the museum within is full of relevant pieces and stories, including sand from Normandy and a chunk of a destroyed boat from D-day. So inspiring.
  • Nothing short of amazing. The Jeremiah O'Brien has been the place where my children have discovered the wonder of big, powerful ships, and where myself and my husband have found ourselves children again. Thank you for opening yourselves to us, and for bringing us delight every 4th of July.
  • Not one singular thing won the Second World War. All efforts contributed to the destruction and dismantling of hateful and fascist regimes. To be in the presence of one of those mechanical efforts is awe-inspiring. Yeah, a Liberty ship may not be 'sexy' or necessarily eye-appealing, but these ships were the foundation of multiple successful military campaigns. This ship is the s**t.