Visit CHS

VISITOR INFORMATION

GALLERY ADMISSION

$5 per person, we welcome Members and children free of charge. We do not charge for use of our Research Library.

CHS will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, 2014, as part of Smithsonian magazine's tenth annual Museum Day Live! Come visit our exhibition, Yosemite: A Storied Landscape.

HOURS

 
Library
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00-5:00
Thursday
12:00-5:00
Friday
12:00-5:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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NEIGHBORHOOD

We invite you to visit the California Historical Society and explore our vibrant neighborhood. The Society is nestled within the Yerba Buena District, a dynamic downtown hub comprising more than two dozen museums; performing arts facilities, and other cultural institutions; a 5.5-acre park; restaurants; hotels; movie theaters; shopping; and one of the most heavily used convention centers in the world. It is a destination for locals as well as tourists and has been hailed as a major cultural hot spot of San Francisco.

PARKING

The following parking garages are available nearby:

Fifth & Mission Parking Garage, Fifth and Mission Sts.

Museum Parc Garage, 300 Third Street

Moscone Center Garage, 225 Third Street

Hearst Parking Center, 45 Third Street

55 Hawthorne Garage, 55 Hawthorne Street

St. Francis Place Garage, 1 St. Francis and Third Sts.

Jessie Square Parking Garage, 3rd Street at Stevenson

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

BART: to the Montgomery Street Station.

MUNI Bus: 9X, 30 Stockton, and 45 Union travel south on Fourth Street; 9X, 15 Third, 30 Stockton, and 45 Union travel north on Third Street; 14 Mission travels east-west on Mission Street.

Muni Metro: Use Montgomery Street Station.

Golden Gate Transit: 70, 73, 80 to Mission St. and 3rd St.

Call 511 or visit 511.org for more information.

DIRECTIONS BY CAR

FROM THE PENINSULA Highway 101 North or Highway 280, use Seventh Street off ramp, go north on Seventh and turn right on Mission Street.

FROM THE EAST BAY Bay Bridge to Fifth Street off ramp and north on Fifth Street, turn right on Mission Street.

FROM MARIN COUNTY 101 South (Golden Gate Bridge), proceed on Doyle Drive (Marina) to Lombard Street, turn right on Van Ness Avenue, turn left on Eddy Street, cross Market Street, and turn left on Mission Street.

Address
678 Mission Street
San Francisco
CA 94105
Contact
415.357.1848 voice
415.357.1850 fax
info@calhist.org
Hours
Gallery + Store
Tuesday – Sunday
12:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Library
Wednesday – Friday
12:00pm to 5:00pm
 
Offices
Monday – Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm