The Port of San Francisco is extremely proud to announce
the upcoming celebration of
The Port's 150th Anniversary on April 24, 2013
On this day in 1863, the Port was established with the Legislature’s creation of the State Harbor Commission which oversaw the development of the Port, especially the building of the Seawall that continues to serve our great City today. For perspective, the Port’s heritage began just following the Gold Rush era during President Abraham Lincoln’s term, and during the Civil War.
Read more about the History of the Port.
Beginning in April and throughout the remainder of 2013, the Port will host events and activities on the waterfront, and throughout the City, that highlight the Port’s rich maritime and cultural history and showcase the vibrant People Port that it’s become today. The Port will use the 150th Anniversary as an opportunity to remind the public about: who we are, what we do, how we intersect with their everyday life and the many public benefits available at the Port.
Big Birthday Bash at PIER 39
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Media event to kick off the anniversary celebration.
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A daylong public celebration of events and activities along the waterfront from Hyde Street Pier in the north to Heron’s Head Park (Pier 98) in the south – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Activities will include public boat tours, bicycle tours, exhibits, lectures, public tourrs,a film festival, and interpretive displays.
View the Schedule of Activities.
The Port encourages you to take public transit as parking is very limited.