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Ferry Building

Ferry Building

San Francisco

At the base of Market street, th Ferry Building greets all arrivals from across the bay.

Opening in 1898 on the site of the 1875 wooden Ferry House, the Ferry Building became the transportation focal point for anyone arriving by train from the East, as well as from all the East Bay and Marin residents who worked in the city. From the Gold Rush until the 1930s, arrival by ferryboat became the only way travelers and commuters—except those coming from the Peninsula—could reach the city.

Bay bridge in the background offers more modern alternative for getting across the Bay.