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SS Jeremiah O'Brien, San Francisco

(4.5/5 based on 280+ 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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  • This amazing ship is still fully functional and is kept that way by hardworking and helpful volunteers. One of the volunteers spent several minutes showing me around and explaining parts of the water ...  more »
  • We like to check out these historical type activities while on vacation. We had no idea what this was, but obviously learned all about the tale of this boat and the amazing people who manned it, resto...  more »
  • This ship is one of the favorites I've toured so far. Such a gem and she still does cruises! If you saw the movie Titanic, you saw part of the SS Jeremiah O'Brien! Her steam engines were filmed for th...  more »
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  • My experience started over 20 years ago with the SS Jeremiah. It was one of my young son's favorite destinations. My daughter also spent a summer volunteering in the ships store while in high school, which was invaluable on many levels. I have been on a number of the cruises and events on the ship and they have always been well organized, had great food and music, and well worth the price of the tickets. The fact that the ship is run by volunteers, and many WW11 veterans, makes each event a very special experience. Talking about their past wartime and peace experiences while on the ship, brings it to life, and makes one appreciate what the SS Jeremiah contributed to the war efforts. I would highly recommend a visit to the SS Jeremiah Obrien, as well as booking a ticket on one of the events or cruises. It is a wonderful family adventure, for both young and old!
  • Great Fleet Week cruise. A little pricey, but it's amazing that this can still power itself. We anchored at the north east corner of the airshow performance box after cruising out the Golden Gate and back. Food, drinks, and snacks were plentiful, but if you're not big on hot dogs for lunch, pack a sandwich. The engine room in operation is not to be missed!
  • This ship is still operational and in decent condition. The self guided tour is simple but a neat way to explore this historic ship. My only complaint is that the whole experience of stepping back into the past is frequently interrupted by modern day items in the bunk rooms and even trash/recycling bags scattered about.
  • we very much enjoyed our day aboard the "O'B" ! met some nice people,(passengers & crew), and loved going all around the ship. very historic. thanks to all the Jeremiah O'Brien staff/crew for making these voyages possible. martin plaisted
  • I volunteered for crew on the JO'B. I helped found the overnight program for youth. There is a great operating and docent crew on board most days. It's worth your parking hassle and boarding fee to visit to see great museum, exhibits and operating steam engine (on steaming weekends.) Attend a food/wine/beer event or take a cruise on holidays or Fleet Week.