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

  • Thursday, February 9 at 11:30 am given by Keith AbeySign Up
  • Thursday, February 16 at 10:00 am given by Ethel KonopkaSign Up
  • Friday, February 24 at 1:30 pm given by Robin SeeleySign Up
  • Thursday, March 23 at 10:00 am given by Ethel KonopkaSign Up
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Due to time-consuming security screening at the San Francisco’s City Hall, participants are strongly urged to not bring backpacks or large totes.

Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours


Meet at the steps on the Fulton Street side of the Main Library between Larkin and Hyde Streets. 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.