Old Mint Tours

Get a look inside the Old Mint! SFMHS guides will discuss the history of the building, the plans for the facility, and show you the progress we have made so far.

Note: Production of coins ceased at The Old Mint in 1937, and there are no coins or coin-making equipment on display.

Sundays At The Mint

Tours of the Old Mint are offered as a part of Sundays At The Mint, usually at 1:30 and 3:00 pm. They last approximately 45 minutes. These tours do not require reservations, and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. If necessary, there will be a sign-up list at the entry table. Tour admission is included in admission to Sundays At The Mint.

Dedicated Tours

Dedicated tours are offered once or twice a month (see the schedule below). These tours are generally more comprehensive than those offered on Sundays, and last approximately 60 to 75 minutes. Tours will begin on the northeast side of the Mint Building at Mint Plaza (closer to Market Street).

To ensure the best possible experience for tour participants, tour size for is limited based on the availability of docents, and advance reservations are required. An individual can bring a group of no more than six people. If you have a larger group, we encourage you to schedule a private tour (see below).

Dedicated Mint Tours are free to SFMHS members. Non-members may join the tour for $10, payable at the time of the tour. To reserve a space, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 415-537-1105 ext. 100.

Private Tours

Groups of any size can arrange a private tour of the Old Mint. The cost is $10 per person with a minimum charge of $100. Please be aware that private tour scheduling depends on the availability of docents, SFMHS activities, and other private events. We ask that you try to schedule private tours at least two weeks in advance. Please call 415-537-1105 ext. 100., or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Autumn 2014 Old Mint Tours

  • Saturday, October 11, 11am
  • Thursday, October 23, 1pm
  • Tuesday, November 18, 1pm This tour was inadvertently omitted earlier. We will continue to honor reservations for 11/25.
  • Tuesday, November 25, 1pm
  • Tuesday, December 9, 1pm