The Bay Area Sights

Old St. Hilary's Landmark and Wildflower Preserve

  • 201 Esperanza St. Map It
  • Tiburon
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 02/03/2015

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The architectural centerpiece of this attraction is a stark-white 1886 Carpenter Gothic church that overlooks the town and the bay from its hillside perch. Surrounding the church, which was barged over from Strawberry Point in 1957, is a wildflower preserve that's spectacular in May and June, when the rare black or Tiburon jewelflower blooms. Expect a steep walk uphill to reach the preserve. The hiking trails behind the landmark wind up to a peak that has views of the entire Bay Area (great photo op).

Sight Information


201 Esperanza St., off Mar West St. or Beach Rd., Tiburon, California, 94920, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Preserve free, $3 church tour
  • Preserve daily dawn–dusk; church Apr.–Oct., Sun. 1–4

Updated 02/03/2015


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