Monthly Programs

Monthly programs feature multimedia presentations given by historians who have a passion for a particular subject in the history of San Francisco. They are usually held at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday evening of each month, except for August and December. Programs are preceded by a reception at 7:00pm.

Walking Tours

Walking tours are a great way to learn more about your own neighborhood or to explore new parts of San Francisco. Some tours are given by SFMHS volunteer docents; these tours are generally free of charge. Other tours are given in conjunction with San Francisco City Guides, and require advance reservations and payment of $15 per person.

SFMHS also offers guided tours of each of the four sections of the Barbary Coast Trail®. These tours, listed here, are free for SFMHS members and $15 per person for non-members. Advance reservations are required.

Annual Awards Luncheon

Each year, the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society honors individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made important contributions to the legacy of San Francisco.

San Francisco History Expo

Historical organizations from all over San Francisco and the Bay Area come together to showcase the diverse history of the neighborhoods and communities of our city and region.