San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s Rich History Sails Forth Using New Cell Phone Audio Tour

Lively Voyage Through National Park Begins with a Cell Phone Call.

San Francisco, CA., 94105, CA, July 08, 2009 --( Guide by Cell, the nation’s leading mobile technology provider for nonprofit organizations, announced the launch of a cell phone audio guide for the San Francisco Maritime National Park. The audio guide is a treat to any visitor thirsty for the Pacific Coast’s rich maritime history to experience along San Francisco’s vibrant Fisherman’s Wharf. The audio tour presents a most unique museum experience that invites visitors to come aboard historic ships, hear sea-faring stories, and learn of the Bay Area’s rich nautical past, combined into one audio tour requiring nothing more than a cell phone.

“I can’t think of a more pertinent museum to the San Francisco area than the Maritime Museum, especially for anyone wanting to understand more about this region,” said Marc Hayman, the Chief Interpretation and Visitors Services Director at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. “The Maritime Museum really does offer something for everyone in terms of the historical perspective, diversity, uniqueness, and of course the excitement of experiencing historic ships up close. The museum comes alive in a unique way. We believe Guide by Cell has created a wonderful experience with this tour because what visitors will experience will be one they will remember for many years.”

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, a national park that manages the Maritime Museum, wanted to increase the public’s awareness and appreciation for maritime history in an innovative way. The audio guide was chosen to complement the public’s appreciation for San Francisco’s rich maritime history San Francisco is associated with and to bring an important context about the museums history and its remarkable ships to light.

“A visit to the Maritime Museum goes and hand-in-hand with discovering San Francisco,” Hayman said. “It’s exciting to offer the public this new way to of discover the significance of maritime industry through the city’s history which becomes vibrantly clear when visitors listen to the audio guide,” added Hayman.

The audio guide is simple to use for anyone visiting the Maritime Museum. Visitors see a sign alerting them to an audio stop. They call a local number on their cell phone and immediately are immersed into an engaging stay.

“We are delighted about our collaboration with the Maritime Museum,” stated David Asheim, President and Founder of Guide by Cell Inc. “This is one of the most historic and unique museums in the city and I’m certain visitors will be awed to learn and hear what this museum offers. Only cell phone audio guide to world’s most extraordinary ships and maritime stories makes the experience fun and technologically innovative.”

About Guide by Cell

Guide by Cell is the official provider of mobile solutions to over 500 nonprofit organizations, including several walking tours, national and state parks, aquariums and zoos, libraries, universities, and art and history museums. Over 20 institutions in the San Francisco area use Guide by Cell’s mobile technologies services.

Guide by Cell turns cell phones into mobile technology solutions. The company is the largest provider in the world of cell phone audio tours and text messaging solutions for non-profits. The company also provides Smartphone applications for Apple and Blackberry. The company has recently launched a new division called Give by Cell to provide nonprofits throughout the United States with the ability to raise donations through text messages sent by their visitors and patrons.

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Lori Shepherd