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California Historical Society

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The California Historical Society galleries present fascinating changing exhibitions on the history, art, and culture of the Golden State. The rotating exhibits have featured themes such as A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge, I See Beauty in this Life: A Photographer Looks at 100 Years of Rural California, and Curating the Bay: Crowdsourcing a New Environmental History.

Its permanent photography collection containing over 500,000 images, including works by Eadweard Muybridge and Ansel Adams. For the latest exhibition update, please visit the Society's website or call in advance.

The official California Historical Society Store also boasts an excellent resource for books and quality California-themed gifts!

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Present your Go San Francisco Card at the ticket desk for entry.


The week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day,and major U.S. holidays. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice. Closed for scheduled exhibit changes.

Phone: (415) 357-1848

Website: www.californiahistoricalsociety.org

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Comments about Smart Destinations California Historical Society:

Some of the photography was interesting. Worth a look-see if you happen to be visiting the Cartoon Art Museum across the street (love that place).

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Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm.
Please note, Go San Francisco Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Public Transportation

F-Line to Third Street. Muni/BART to Montgomery Station. Or Bus #15 (exit at Mission and 3rd Street). The Museum is located on Mission Street between New Montgomery and Third Street.


678 Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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678 Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th streets)
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: (415) 357-1848

Website: www.californiahistoricalsociety.org

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