SS Jeremiah O'Brien, San Francisco

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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. Take a look at our San Francisco vacation planner to schedule your visit to SS Jeremiah O'Brien and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Only for obvious, I mean lovely well maintained cargo ship liberty. On deck there are two cannons and anti-aircraft stations 8. Within the cargo Bay there is a small museum with some media.
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  • September 3, 2017
    Interesting way to spend a few hours, if you have an interest in marine history. I found it educational. My wife and adult daughter, did not. Lots of steps and ladders.  more »
  • August 27, 2017
    Not so famous piece of WWII history. These vessels were the lifeline for the crucial supplies needed in the war effort. I was in the merchant navy and feel it sad that we have turned this service over...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    We accidentally ended up at the Jeremiah O'Brien and all 4 of my kids (ages 10, 8, 4, and 2) loved exploring the ship. It was not crowded and the views of the bay and Alcatraz from the ship are the best views around. This was one of the highlights of our San Francisco trip. Highly recommended.
  • May 19, 2017
    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
  • May 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    Great place to visit if you want to learn more about the O'Briens role in the second world war. The volunteers are very helpful in answering questions. The three story high steam engine is an impressive sight to see
  • June 29, 2017
    Much more interesting than the submarine. You don't get to see or even be on a working ship from WWII! This is a must visit for military fans. There are lots of see on this ship.

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