Workshop consists of 5 sessions
July 12 to July 21. RESERVE A SPOT!

Living Colors - Summer Art Workshop
Early American Defenses of San Francisco

Early American Defenses of San Francisco
with John Martini. Presented Tuesday, June 14.

Thirsty in Early San Francisco:
A Very Localized Search for Water
Presented May 10

Thirsty in Early San Francisco: The Search for Water

The 1906 Earthquake and the People in Chinatown
Presented April 12

1906 earthquake

The Buried Ships in San Francisco
Presented February 8

Buried ship in SF

Gold Rush and Comstock Lode Money
With David McCarthy. Presented January 11

Old SF mint coins

In-Person Walking Tours

Also Self-Guided Tours and Student-led Tours

Watch the recording on YouTube!

SFHS Program: A Romp Into Gold Rush History

SFHS Program Gold Rush YT

Remembering Charles Fracchia

August 10, 1937-July 21, 2021

Charles Fracchia

Come take a Virtual Tour of our Museum

Virtual SFHS Museum Tour


* Watch nearly twenty hours of SFHS Presentations *

New Digital History Resources

Don't Stay Home Without Them!

Walking Tour of Fisherman’s Wharf
June 25 - 11 AM

Fisherman"s Wharf Tour

Secrets and Stories of San Francisco’s “Wall Street of the West”
Walking Tour: July 8 at 11 AM

Secrets and Stories of San Francisco Wall Street of the West

The Long and Twisted Road of How San Francisco
Became San Francisco - with Angus Macfarlane
SFHS Program July 12

SFHS July Program - Twistred Road to Becoming SF

Gold Rush and Sunken Ships
Walking Tour: July 9 at 11 AM

Walking-tour-san-francisco-historical-society-barbary-coast-gold rush sunken ships

Barbary Coast and Jackson Square:
Pleasure Seekers and Merry Makers
Walking Tour: July 9 at 11 AM

Barbary Coast and Jackson Square Pleasure Seekers and Merry Makers

In celebration of Women's History Month!

Donaldina Cameron Tribute

In celebration of Women's History Month!

San Francisco Suffragette March

In celebration of Black History Month!

Revealing SF Black History

Watch Program online

SFHS Presentation - The Trial of Tokyo-Rose

Watch the SFHS Program on YouTube!

SFHS - Bernard Zakheim Program

San Francisco Music and Culture - 1965-1969

Psychedelic Daze - Don Robertson

Welcome! The San Francisco Historical Society exists to uncover, preserve, and present,
in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present.

Our museum at 608 Commercial Street is now OPEN!
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NEW – Rent the Museum for private events!


Press Release – 10/28/20San Francisco Historical Society Opposes Renaming Schools
In a letter to the Board of Education, dated October 29, 2020, the San Francisco Historical Society has stated its opposition to the renaming of the city’s schools as proposed by the Names Advisory Committee of the Board of Education as authorized in Board Resolution No. 184-10A1. More…