The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society fulfills its mission of preserving and disseminating Bay Area history through a broad spectrum of programs, history walks, and special events such as Standing Ovations, its annual celebration of San Francisco culture.

  • Monthly Programs

    Monthly programs are generally held on the second Tuesday evening of each month except for August and December. Programs are free to SFMHS members. Admission for non-members is $10 per person ($5 for seniors, students, K-12 teachers, and persons with disabilities), which may be applied to membership dues within 30 days.

    Program dates and topics are subject to change. Please check this page for any last-minute updates.

  • Walking Tours

    SFMHS Walking Tours include tours conducted by SFMHS volunteers as well as tours given in conjunction with San Francisco City Guides. Prices and reservation instructions appear with each tour listing. Tours last an average of 90 minutes to two hours and may involve some hills. Please be considerate of your fellow guests and leave pets and younger children at home.

  • Annual Awards Luncheon

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

  • FlipSide

    FlipSide, a part of The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society, was founded to engage a younger generation of San Francisco history enthusiasts. The program is currently on hiatus. Meanwhile, please visit the FlipSide page on Facebook.