Golden Rush and Sunken Ships Walking Tour
Select your tour date from the "Ticket/Donate!" link on registration page. Tours are approximately 90 minutes and start from the San Francisco Historical Society located at 608 Commercial Street. Tickets are limited to 20 on a first-come, first-serve basis. In case or rain, tour will be rescheduled. There are several parking garages nearby along with public transportation options.
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. The tour departs from the San Francisco Historical Society's Museum located at 608 Commercial Street in the heart of the financial district.
Tours led by expert, Gloria Lenhart
Tour Dates & Times:
Saturday, September 2nd @ 11AM
Saturday, September 16th @ 11AM
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. We do this through our publications, Panorama and The Argonaut; in-person and virtual walking tours; monthly history presentations; numerous educational programs for young people, and through our free museum.
Our museum exhibits feature intriguing artifacts and stories from San Francisco’s history. The museum is located at 608 Commercial Street in downtown San Francisco, on the site of the first branch mint in the West.
The San Francisco Historical Society was founded by renowned San Francisco historian Charles Fracchia in 1988. In 2006 the administration of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. granted the stewardship of the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission Streets to SFHS. That stewardship lasted for ten years. In 2019 SFHS moved into its permanent home, the site of the first Branch Mint in the West at 608 Commercial Street in the heart of San Francisco’s historic core. The SFHS Museum is the new center for administration, exhibits, presentations, and educational programs, and is also available as a venue for events.
The San Francisco Historical Society is a registered 503(c) nonprofit with tax id#68-010488.