Diego Rivera Mural at the Stock Exchange Tower

Neighborhood: Union Square & Financial District


Normally closed to the public, on this tour you see Rivera’s “Allegory of California” the artist’s first US mural.

When sculptor Ralph Stackpole hired Mexican muralist Diego Rivera to paint the inside of the San Francisco Stock Exchange Club, he was met with criticism by the local papers. Rivera was a socialist painter — how can he be responsible for adorning the inside of the city’s “citadel of capitalism”? The barbs were ineffective. Rivera arrived in San Francisco in 1931, ready to get to work. He left a shimmering masterpiece portraying Calafia, the Spirit of California, embracing and protecting the many treasures of this vast state.

Witness the fabulous interior of the Pacific Stock Exchange, discovering all the little decorative details, many crafted by local artists, that have helped crown the building’s City Club one of the greatest Art Deco interiors in all of California.

Note: This tour is limited to the first 25 people with reservations.

Tickets go on sale 10 days prior at noon.  Once available, you can reserve tickets here.

Next Tours

  • Monday, February 3 at 3:00 pm given by Larry McDonald
  • Monday, February 17 at 3:00 pm (No Tour Today)
  • Monday, March 2 at 3:00 pm given by TBD
  • Monday, March 16 at 3:00 pm given by TBD
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Tours are the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.


Meeting location is provided upon making a reservation.

Reservations open at noon, 10 days prior to the tour date.

This tour is by reservation only. Get your reservation here. 

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


Meeting location is provided upon making a reservation.

This tour is by reservation only. Get your reservation here.

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