The Port's 150th Anniversary


Celebrate 150 Years with the Port of San Francisco

View the Port History Tour  


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.

Purchase a 150th Anniversary Pier 27 Legacy Brick





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.



ILWU Labor Day


Monday, September 2, 2013 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of San Francisco (ILWU) and the Port of San Francisco in celebration of the 150th Anniversary for day of free music, children's entertainment, film festival, art exhibits, and fun for the entire family. 11 am- 5 pm at 301 Beach Street, Longshormen's Hall.


Big Birthday Bash at PIER 39

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 11:00 a.m.

Media event to kick off the anniversary celebration.

Maritime Day on the Waterfront

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.

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