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SS Jeremiah O'Brien, San Francisco

Categories: Historic Sites, Ships, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
Step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, a living museum and one of only two remaining operational Liberty ships (a class of cargo ship) of the 2,710 built by the U.S. during World War II. Constructed at a San Francisco shipyard in less than eight weeks, the ship took part in the D-Day landings, has sailed all over the world, and remains unaltered and historically accurate. Explore the ship, getting a feel of life on board. The ship still embarks on occasional short voyages, so check the schedule for upcoming cruises. 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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  • Being able to board and explore a piece of history and see how these ships helped the war effort. Well worth the $20 entrance fee. 
  • We took a special event cruise on board the SS Jeremiah O'Brien for Fleet Week 2016. It was not cheap, but a value for money cruise especially since we got the family package that includes 2 adults + ...  read more »
  • This is much smaller than USS Midway and doesn't really have as much to learn. There isn't an audio tour or anything. You can occasionally push buttons to learn but it just wasn't as informative. That...  read more »
  • I held a corporate holiday party at the Jeremiah O Brien in December and it was such an awesome and unique venue. The event manager for the ship was great to work with, as were the staff aboard the ship the night of the party. We had a caterer for the event and the event manager was able to meet with our catering company a few days before to make sure there was a plan for the night-of. John was so accommodating and helpful! Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed doing something a little different for a holiday party.
  • Awesome site of WWII history. We spent a couple hours on the ship. Great views of the bay and fun photo opportunities like sitting at the controls of a big gun with Alcatraz in the background.
  • 11 years ago we moved from Northern California to East Texas. When we return for a visit, one of our first destinations is San Francisco and one of our first activities is to board the SS Jeremiah O'Brien for a bay cruise. Love this ship, the crew and the wonderful views of the City and Oakland. Just wish I could post some of the wonderful photos taken from the deck of the O'Brien
  • Even though it was supposed to be a self-guided tour, I got my personal guide. Mr. Lee Castro who works voluntarily on this ship showed me around, even to places that are restricted to public. The ship carries a lot of history and is definitely worth a visit. For me, it was one of my most memorable experiences in San Francisco. Thanks to Mr. Castro!
  • A fantastic museum showing the history of the ship and of the war it took part in. The displays and dioramas were well made and I learned a great deal about WWII and the events the ship took part in.
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