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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 Californi... more
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The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, the Museum introduces the rich history of the Chinese American e... more
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Located in San Francisco's Castro District, The GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city's vast queer past through dynamic and surprising exhibitions... more
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Tours of this house museum are offered regularly: – Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Wednesdays and Saturdays,  noon – 3 p.m. Tours leave every 20 to 30 minutes and last about 1 hour. All visits to the house must be guided.... more
The Natural World Museum collects and exhibits art that depicts the world of nature for the enjoyment and enlightenment of its visitors and educates the public about wildlife preservation, habitat protection, and conservation. more
San Francisco's most historic building is now the Presidio's museum and cultural center.   Free and open to all, the Presidio Officers' Club offers exhibits tracing the Presidio's past and present, free live music and talks, weekend crafts for k... more
The museum is home to a large collection of historic fire department memorabilia. more
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The San Francisco Maritime Museum features interactive exhibits, ship models, figureheads, maritime paintings, photos, and artifacts. Its library has a premiere collection of martime history: books, magazines, oral histories and reference service to... more
The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society’s mission is to preserve, interpret, present, and disseminate historical data, information, and knowledge relating to the City and County of San Francisco so as to enhance the experience of living... more
Established in 1850, The Society of California Pioneers is a not-for-profit museum, library, and cultural organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and appreciation of early California history for the benefit of present and future audiences o... more
The SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during WWII. The O'BRIEN has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty ship and remains historically accurate. Moored at Pier 45,... more
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The Tenderloin Museum celebrates the rich history of a neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco. more
Wells Fargo's flagship museum, located at corporate headquarters in the heart of the financial district, is the site where Wells Fargo first opened for business in 1852.  The museum tells the story of how Wells Fargo provided banking and express... more
The WWII Pacific War Memorial Hall was established to honour all the hardworking individuals fighting for Chinese freedom during the Japanese resistance. more