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 16 at 11:00 am given by Paul Fisher
  • Friday, December 20 at 1:00 pm given by Robin Seeley
  • Monday, December 23 at 11:00 am given by George Dowdall
  • Friday, December 27 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.

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


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.