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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  • WWII ship inside the Pier 45, meet the history for off site if you want to you can make a tour, pays the part!
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  • SS Jeremiah O’Brien, a Liberty ship built during World War II, is a historic gem not to be missed. Now docked in San Francisco at Pier 45, she is a rare survivor of the 6,939-ship armada that stormed ...  more »
  • I have been on the SS Jeremiah O'Brien several times over the years and I never cease to be fascinated with the ship. Over the holidays, my daughter was in town so my wife and I took her and her boyfr...  more »
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  • My group and u did this on a whim but it was worth it. If you like history or interested in landmarks I suggest taking a peak inside. It's a rather large boat with lots of quirky info. The staff on the boat are amazing. The views on the top deck are unique too.
  • One of only two Liberty Ships left. The SS Jeremiah O'Brien still sets sail on special events. Those who were taking care of her were all volunteers. They told us all about working on the boiler and other areas of the vessel to ensure that this precious part of history remains available for those who appreciate her contributions to this country's story. We were amazed at how much we were allowed to experience. Almost no area was off limits. It was a thrilling experience which we hope to someday repeat.
  • Fascinating insight into the liberty ships which provided the lifeline to Allies abroad. Felt humbling being able to explore this old warrior of the seas. Good luck to the team that keep her running.
  • This ship is a jewel. Beautifully restored/preserved. I especially enjoyed the engine room and the museum. Check out my picture of a small part of the incredible diorama in the museum. Hard to believe it's not real.
  • My wife and I went on a tour and it was the coolest thing we did all weekend. It was only $10 and you get to walk around the ship for as long as you want. Theres no guided tour but there are volunteers who work on the ship who love to answer any questions you might have. Its still has the big guns on top that you can sit in and aim at downtown S.F.
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