Vanished San Francisco

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Lorri Ungaretti will lead a visual journey of more than 50 places and items that were once found in San Francisco but are gone now.

Gold Rush and Sunken Ships

Experience how San Francisco went from a trading village to a metropolis. You’ll learn about the hidden remains of sunken ships and artifacts from the Gold Rush.

Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we'll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant.

The Van Ness Temples of Culture
Celebrate 90 Years

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Building a municipal opera house was the goal of many San Francisco leaders. It took twenty years, was proposed at several locations, had funding problems, morphed into a War Memorial and a Veterans Building.

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal – Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal – Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.

Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour – THIS TOUR IS FULL!

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
THIS TOUR IS FULL! Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we'll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant.

Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we'll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant.

San Francisco and the Civil War

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Californians have little idea of what role the state played in the Civil War, and the importance of San Francisco during that time.

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal – Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.

Walking Tour of Fisherman’s Wharf: A Fishing Heritage and Tourist Mecca

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Join us on a tour of Fisherman's Wharf, the most attended free attraction in San Francisco, to discover how commercial fishing coexists with the modern tourist Mecca.

2022 Annual Awards Luncheon

Mark Hopkins Hotel 1 Nob Hill at Mason and California Streets, San Francisco, CA, United States
You are invited to the San Francisco Historical Society’s 2022 annual Awards Luncheon honoring and celebrating individuals and businesses that have made outstanding contributions to San Francisco History.

Walking Tour of Fisherman’s Wharf: A Fishing Heritage and Tourist Mecca

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Join us on a tour of Fisherman's Wharf, the most attended free attraction in San Francisco, to discover how commercial fishing coexists with the modern tourist Mecca.

Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we'll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant.

Unspeakable Vice: Queer North Beach Before the Castro

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Join us for a lecture on San Francisco’s original “gayborhood,” North Beach. Before the Castro, Pride, or the Rainbow Flag, the beginnings of modern queer identity and activism was formed in the old Barbary Coast.

The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald

Sam’s Grill 374 Bush Street at Belden Place, between Montgomery and Kearny, San Francisco
A conversation with United States District Judge William Alsup, one of the most distinguished federal judges in the country, about his newly released (and long-awaited) novel, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Walking Tour of Fisherman’s Wharf: A Fishing Heritage and Tourist Mecca

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Join us on a tour of Fisherman's Wharf, the most attended free attraction in San Francisco, to discover how commercial fishing coexists with the modern tourist Mecca.

San Francisco’s Lost Landscapes

San Francisco Historical Society and Museum 608 Commercial Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
This special exhibit showcases an extensive assemblage of rare maps, lithographs, photographs, and paintings of early San Francisco from three private collections, including Views of Early San Francisco from the Charles Fracchia Collection. The Museum is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour

Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we'll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant.

1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal – Walking Tour

At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind.