City Hall and the Civic Center

Neighborhood: City Hall/ Civic Center


After the original City Hall perished in the 1906 earthquake, San Francisco had a chance to think bigger the second time around. Civic Center is a campus that houses some of the city’s most important governmental and cultural institutions.

You’ll see — and be swept away by — the beautiful architecture, including imposing structures like City Hall, the Asian Art Museum, the War Memorial Opera House and the State Building.

Minimal walking — but maximum awe.

Next Tours

  • Monday, December 9 at 11:00 am given by Marian Halley
  • Friday, December 13 at 1:00 pm given by Tony Wernert
  • Monday, December 16 at 11:00 am given by Keith Abey
  • Friday, December 20 at 1:00 pm given by Robin Seeley
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Mondays at 11AM and Fridays at 1PM


Due to time-consuming security screening at the San Francisco’s City Hall, participants are strongly urged to not bring backpacks or large totes.


Meet at steps of Main Library facing the Pioneer Monument on Fulton St. between Hyde & Larkin. Public transportation: MUNI line 19; MUNI/BART Civic Center Station

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Please note: Private groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.