The current display is midly interesting at best. No real info on California or SF history. Book shop was terrible-very few actual historical books.
California Historical Society is worth an hour or two if you are interested in how San Francisco evolved over time. Current display on the Bay area is interesting though lacking in depth of information. The best part for me is the library, where I could sit and read at leisure about almost any California topic I chose. Admission is by... More
Seemed more of a photo art gallery than anything else. A bit small and not much other than the photography exhibition and that had little to do with the history of California as it featured more of an exhibition of a local photographer who dealt in rural scenes.
This is a exhibit area is tiny the exhibits change on regular basis. It will only take about 30 minutes to visit. On our visit it was an photography exhibit of rural California. Since I love photography, I thought it was great. Also consider visiting the Cartoon Museum across the street if you are in the area.
If you have just a smidge of appreciation for big structures (like the Golden Gate Bridge), spend a few moments in this fascinating exhibit. You'll see original drawings of the bridge, see what the area looked like before the bridge and see correspondence about some of the most controversial issues around the bridge--yes, some in San Francisco didn't want the... More
Looking for something in this part of SF to do that wouldn't take hours so we headed to the Golden Gate exhibit (spent about 45 minutes there.) When visiting NoCal we've driven the bridge numerous times and walked it so was glad to learn of the exhibit. The engineering is one aspect, but the material on the push to overcome... More
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