Enter the 19th century at the Hyde Street Pier, a historic maritime attraction affiliated with the National Park Service. Located along the waterfront at the end of Hyde Street, just east of the Aquatic Park, the pier showcases historic sailing vessels like the 1886 square-rigger Balclutha and the 1915 steam schooner Wapama. Explorers can get up close with history at the Waterfront Exhibit to see what life was like for sailors working in the Pacific. The exhibit is located within the visitor center, also a historic building dating back to 1908 and once used for fruit canning. For more vibrance, visit on the first Saturday of each month with warm clothes and a mug. From 8pm to midnight, visitors are treated with hot cider and a public sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs aboard one of the historic ships (reservations are required for this free event). Admission to the Hyde Street Pier can be purchased at an onsite ticketing booth, though it’s worth checking the website for entrance fee-free days throughout the year.