We suggest a donation of $5 per person, and always welcome Members and children free of charge. We do not charge for use of our fine Research Library.
The Library will be closed on June 12, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
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
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.
MUNI Bus lines: 9X, 30 Stockton, and 45 Union travel south on Fourth Street. Bus lines: 9X, 15 Third, 30 Stockton, and 45 Union travel north on Third Street. Bus Line: 14 Mission travels east-west on Mission Street. Muni metro: Use Montgomery Street Station. Call 511 or visit 511.org for more information.
BART On Market Street, use Montgomery Street Station.
GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT Call 415.332.6600 for routes.