Shipyard Open Studios - Fall 2023

Shipyard Tours

Stacey Carter's History Tours at the Shipyard Overlook

Shipyard Drydock Photo

Shipyard artist Stacey M. Carter will conduct her popular history tour three times during Fall Open Studios October 21-22, 2023. A history of migration, cold war and radiation studies at the Shipyard.

Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m.
Saturday, October 21, 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m.

Meet at Hunters Point Shipyard, 451 Galvez Ave, San Francisco | Directions and maps

ADA image The tour is fully accessible.

$25 per person - tickets required.

Navy Photo Tours by Bus

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Always wanted to see the amazing crane from close up? Be able to take pictures? Take a break during Open Studios and venture out to the shipyard on a bus, a new and unique opportunity! Visit the site and take still photos (no video) from three locations around the Shipyard. In addition, the Navy will share information about its ongoing environmental cleanup at HPNS.

Saturday, October 21, 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 22, 3:30 p.m.

Free - Reservations required

More about Stacey's tour:

We will meet at 451 Galvez Ave. by the outdoor seating and go up a short paved path to the Shipyard overlook from which much of the Shipyard can be viewed. Parking is also available near the overlook. This is not a walking or driving tour through the Shipyard.

Join Stacey Carter for a fascinating 1-hour guided history tour of Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. Discover the significant role this site played in the US Navy’s defense and wartime efforts, and the role it played in the story of African American migration to San Francisco in the middle of the 20th century. From its beginnings as the largest dry-dock repair facility on the West Coast, the site has seen a lot – from supporting the Navy in two World Wars, to being a hub for nuclear radiation research. Today, it stands as a thriving artist studio complex. Join us to discover its transformation and the stories it holds.

Through buildings visible at the Shipyard overlook, Carter will take you on a chronological journey, highlighting its military development from 1867 to the Cold War and its present-day significance.

About Stacey Carter

Stacey M. Carter, an artist with a studio at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, has dedicated herself to visually documenting the site. Driven by her curiosity about the decaying structures, she embarked on extensive independent research to uncover the lesser-known history and its global impact. For the past 20 years, Carter has been passionately working on a long-term, multi-faceted documentary art project based on her research and artwork centered around Hunters Point Shipyard.

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