$5 per person, we welcome Members and children free of charge. We do not charge for use of our Research Library.
The CHS administrative offices, galleries, bookstore, and library will all be closed November 24, December 25 and 26, January 1 and January 2.
Administrative Offices (SF and LA)
- Closed Dec. 26–30, 2016; reopens Jan. 3, 2017
North Baker Research Library
- Closed Nov. 23–25, Dec. 28–30
Galleries and Bookstore
- Early closures (2 p.m.) Nov. 23, Dec. 23, Dec. 30
- Open Nov. 25–27
- Closed during de-installation/installation Nov. 28–Dec. 9; reopens Dec. 10
- Closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31
Every third Thursday of the month the CHS Gallery is open until 8:00pm.
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
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.