Walking Tour: Secrets and Stories of San Francisco’s “Wall Street of theWest.” Tour Dates: 10/13, 11/3, 12/15
Select your tour date from the "Ticket/Donate!" link on registration page. Tours are approximately 90 minutes and start from the museum. Tickets limited to 20 on a first-come, first-serve basis. In case or rain, tour will be rescheduled. There are several parking garages with ample parking close to the museum.
Travel back in time to discover the stories and significance of the companies and people whose names adorn Financial District buildings. In addition to Silver Kings, the Big Four, and renowned bankers, this tour will introduce you to many others who “mined the miners” to create wealth beyond any normal imagination.
Tours led by Thom Jackson
Tour Dates & Times:
Friday, October 13 @ 11AM
Friday, November 3rd @ 11AM
Friday, December 15 @ 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.