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California Historical Society

  • 678 Mission St. Map It
  • Library/Archive

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

If you're not a history buff, the CHS might seem like an obvious skip—who wants to look at fading old photographs and musty artifacts?—but these airy galleries are worth a stop. The shows here draw from the society's vast repository of Californiana—hundreds of thousands of photographs, publications, paintings, and gold-rush paraphernalia. Special exhibits have included A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge and Hobos to Street

People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present. From out front, take a look across the street: this is the best view of the Museum of the African Diaspora's three-story photo mosaic.

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Sight Information

Address:

678 Mission St., San Francisco, California, 94105, USA

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Phone:

415-357–1848

Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Tues.–Sun. noon–5; galleries close between exhibitions

Updated 05/05/2014

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