Shipyard artist Stacey Carter is again offering the Shipyard history tour that she conducted twice during Spring Open Studios. And the U.S. Navy has resumed its program of scheduled bus tours of the historic Shipyard including areas that are not otherwise open to the public.
You can do either or both tours on Saturday, June 10.
Unveiling Secrets: A Journey through Hunters Point Shipyard’s Hidden History
Exclusive 1-hour Shipyard History Tour
June 10, 2023, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Hunters Point Shipyard: 451 Galvez Ave, San Francisco
Register for Stacey’s History Tour
Join Stacey Carter for a fascinating 1-hour guided history tour of Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. This is a stationary tour after ascending a short, wheelchair-accessible path from the meeting point at 451 Galvez Ave.
Viewing buildings from 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.
Discover the significant role this site played in the US Navy’s defense and wartime efforts. Starting as the earliest and largest dry-dock repair facility on the West Coast, it has transformed into the largest artist studio complex in the U.S. today.
Stacey 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.the U.S. Navy is also offering free bus tours the same day that you can sign up for separately.
Free U.S. Navy bus tours of the closed areas of the Shipyard on June 10
Tour #1 – 10:00 a.m. – Registration required (free)
Tour #2 – 1:30 p.m. – Registration required (free)
The Navy is resuming its bus tours that provide a unique opportunity to you to tour the lower Shipyard by bus, and hear first hand about the Navy’s current and planned activities.
The tour lasts 1½ hours. At some points along the route, participants may leave the bus to walk around and take pictures.