San Francisco Ferry Building

Originally built in 1898, the 660-foot-long Ferry Building was a bustling place until the construction of the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge slashed ferry traffic. After decades of decline, an extensive restoration from 1999 through 2003 created the bustling Ferry Building Marketplace, which is now home to dozens of specialty food merchants and restaurants. It continues to serve as the hub for ferry traffic from around the bay.

The 245-foot clock tower at the center of the Ferry Building, modeled after a 12th century bell tower in the Seville Cathedral in Spain, anchors the bayside end of Market Street.

San Francisco Bay Ferries