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826 Valencia Pirate Supply Store

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Address: 826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1737
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+1 415-642-5905
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 18:00

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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 in it. They encourage small kids to dig and find them. However, to keep one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a drawing and giving it to them to keep her treasure. A fun experience. There... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a fundraiser for the 826 organization when I thought we were going to hear Ira... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 out drawers and open up hidden hatches to reveal all the odd, but fun treasures... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 fun I've ever had in a shop - and I hate shopping! The bearded mirrors... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to it than that. Co-founded by the author Dave Eggers, 826 is a haven for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. There's a lot of random stuff to explore and it's very entertaining for kids as... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 along the walls filled with many items to delight the young and young at heart.... More 

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