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S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien

This famed Liberty Ship made seven World War II voyages and even played a role in the D-Day invasion. Explore a genuine (and still fully seaworthy) national treasure during this self-guided tour. A great way to immerse yourself in WWII history.
  • Adult gate price $12.00
  • Child gate price $6.00
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One of only two surviving World War II Liberty Ships in the world, the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien is open and available to tour! This “must see” attraction is located on Pier 45 in the scenic and vibrant Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood of San Francisco, and you won’t want to miss the chance to climb aboard a D-Day veteran vessel that famously made 11 trips between England and Omaha Beach in June of 1944. The SS Jeremiah O’Brien returned to Normandy in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day, making her the only original ship from the 5,000-strong armada to return to the waters of Normandy for the commemoration. Brush up on your WWII naval history with this opportunity to take a self-guided tour of this monumental ship at your own pace, and then enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Bay.

Once aboard, you’ll have the chance to explore the engine room. If it looks familiar, that’s because the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien was the location of all engine-room scenes in the smash hit Titanic. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the flying bridge, the 5-gun tubs, and the ship store. Don’t miss the S.S.. Jeremiah O’Brien Museum, adjacent to the ship, which features a massive D-Day diorama given to the ship by the people of France for its role in their historic and much-celebrated liberation. The ship is still in its original working state, and cabins have been preserved, as have the pinups painted on the bow! The S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien was named for the first American to capture a British naval vessel during the Revolutionary War, and has sailed in waters as far away as India, Australia, and South America.

Don’t miss this chance to climb aboard a functional piece of World War II history—one of the few remaining in-tact vessels of its kind. The S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien is within viewing distance of the Golden Gate Bridge, so you’ll be able to snap some great photos on the way out! Check the S.S. O’Brien website before your visit—the ship is often used for flag ceremonies and commemorative events, as well as special sailings that are closed to the general publice, so if your timing is right, your visit might include a little something extra!

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Thoroughly enjoyed our visit
By Linde Verified Reviewer from coastal AL on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien:

My husband and I visited this ship in 2011. We arrived when there was no line and we got a personal tour from a very agile and enthusiastic volunteer who was over 80 years old! We went all over the ship, got to touch things, ask all the questions we wanted, etc. It was fun and educational. If you are not fairly able-bodied you will be limited as to where you can go as this is a real ship with ladders, small doors, and narrow walkways. Two years out, I remember this tour much better than the other 2 cruise boat tours we took.

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My father was a crew member
By Barb from St. Louis, Mo on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien:

My father, Bob Wilhelm, was a a Merchant Marine and a crew member. we would love to hear from any living crew members. His web site with more liberty ships, contact info for the family, and story is located at [@]

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S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien Details

Phone: (415) 544-0100
Address
Pier 45, Fisherman's Warf
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours
Daily, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Note
This is a working ship. We urge you to call ahead before planning your trip to ensure the ship is in dock, as it goes on occasional special cruises.
Closings
New Year’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
Occasionally closed for special cruises,please check the website or call for details
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • No restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
Pier 45, Fisherman's Warf
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133
Public Transportation
F-Line to Fisherman’s Wharf stop at Jefferson & Taylor.

Admission and Offer Information

Proceed to the SS Jeremiah Ticket Booth on Pier 45, present your admission pass to ticket window for entry. Be sure to get your admission pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions

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