California Historical Society

678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
+1 415.357.1848
California Historical Society Website
Tours & Travel, Museums, History Museum
Sun (12pm - 5pm)
Mon (Closed)
Tue - Sat (12pm - 5pm)
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The California Historical Society, founded in 1871, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California's richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

We invite you to visit the California Historical Society and explore our vibrant neighborhood. 

Gallery + Store Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am - 5pm
Library Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 1pm - 5pm


The California Historical Society is a statewide membership-based organization. Its mission is to engage the public’s interest and participation in collecting, preserving, and presenting art, artifacts, and written materials relevant to the history of California and to support historical research, publication, and educational activities.