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826 Valencia Pirate Supply Store

826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1737
+1 415-642-5905
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Great little shop! I went to check it out and spent a lot of time looking at all the trinkets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spokane, Washington
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Be careful, or you will be mopped!

A great place for adults and kids. There is a big tub of sand with various small treasures hidden... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
San Francisco, California
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1 week ago
“Fun! ”
21 Apr 2016
“Be careful, or you will be mopped!”
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826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1737
Mission District
+1 415-642-5905
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little shop! I went to check it out and spent a lot of time looking at all the trinkets there! Definitely worth a stop in!

Thank lovelyloretta
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A great place for adults and kids. There is a big tub of sand with various small treasures hidden in it. They encourage small kids to dig and find them. However, to keep one, you have to barter with them. Our daughter ended up making...More

Thank SFMark415
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

If you wander into this place you will wonder what in the world is going on. Dave Eggers, an author from Chicago now living in the Bay Area, started his 826 organization to offer free tutoring for disadvantaged children. 10 years ago I unknowingly attended...More

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Labeled as one of the top things to do in SF by another travel website, I made it a point to anchor my ship from asea and navigated ashore to seek out this notorious shop with compass in hand. Kids find it fascinating to pull...More

1  Thank NeoWasHere
Reviewed 2 October 2014

There just aren't enough pirate supply stores in the world today. Where else can you replenish your 'Scurvy Begone' supply and get your 'Siren Song Silencer' or 'Belly of the Whale Escape Kit'? I could spend hours in this place; it really is the most...More

Thank bungle1973
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Great place to visit and read all the hilarious signs. Peaceful creative oasis in the middle of San Francisco. Buy your intellectual souvenir here and you support local initiatives to stimulate kids in writing short stories and poems.

1  Thank Lex_951
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Crystallized mermaid tears...replacement eyeballs...lard, sold in bulk...bearded mirrors to allow you to imagine a different version of yourself, with different facial hair. For those with a certain dry sense of humor, this 'pirate supply store' is hilarious and enormously fun. But there's a lot more...More

1  Thank Eve B
Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

Great laugh! Just what I needed, a tin of mermaid bait!, a pirate plank in multiple sizes and a pair of pantaloons!. It's actually a front for a community organisation for young writers. Rrrrrrr me Artie's

1  Thank andrew1971Melbourne
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This combination pirate supply store and writers workshop is definitely worth a visit when you're in SF. They have a fish tank viewing theater, trap doors, and a ton of humorous writing from workshop participants among other things like buckets of lard and peg legs....More

1  Thank mrpilit
Reviewed 9 December 2011

826 Valencia (the Pirate Supply Store) is by far my favorite place to go to with my kids in San Francisco. It is a must see stop for us and has been for over 6 years. There is a sandy treasure chest, there are drawers...More

1  Thank lhymowitz
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