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Old United States Mint

88 5th St, Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA
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Cool Building

It's closed to tours, but the outside is very cool, you can walk around it. There are some nice... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Grand historical building

We were not able to enter the building as it was not open to public. This historical building... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Phi S
Bangkok, Thailand
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This Greek Revival structure is a trooper of a building, having survived the 1906 earthquake.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
30 Sep 2017
“Cool Building”
5 Sep 2017
“Grand historical building ”
88 5th St, Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

It's closed to tours, but the outside is very cool, you can walk around it. There are some nice spots around to sit and enjoy, including sitting down with a coffee.

Thank brentling
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We were not able to enter the building as it was not open to public. This historical building played a significant role during the California Gold Rush. The building looked very grand from the outside. Well worth taking some nice photos.

Thank Phi S
Reviewed 27 May 2017

my business travel landed me at the old us mint with a private tour of this amazing facility over 100,000 square feet of untouched history imagine all the gold of the california gold rush stored in one large building in the middle of san francisco...More

Thank redcharlotte
Reviewed 27 February 2016

March 5 2016 from 11am until 5pm and March 6 from 11am until 4pm, the San Francisco Mayor's Office will be sponsoring the re-opening of The Old Mint for a free event called San Francisco History Days. This is a rare opportunity to tour this...More

Thank Rhoda F
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting old building in a San Francisco / American landmark. But today the building is a wasted opportunity. Locals and tourists alike would love to go in and see this very important historical building, but it's not open to the public.

3  Thank 7,268
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The old Mint now stands empty, a sad reminder of how some of this cities historic landmarks can be ignored. This building saved SF after the quake of 1906, being the repository of all the bullion in town, and reports of SF being ruined were...More

1  Thank William M
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This event happens annually the first week of December. It is a wonderful trip into the past with a Holiday flair and elegant food service. You can watch for it next year or go to the SF History Museum website and signup for their notices:...More

Thank sfRebecca
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Behind the scenes tour of a storied building. Steeped in history of the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake and fire, etc. The Granite Lady is being - gradually - turned into a top of the line museum and interpretive center. Docent-led tour is chock-full of...More

1  Thank Yog-Sothoth
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This is a must see sight for visitors to California. It is full of California and San Francisco history. A lot of information on American money and California Gold Rush circa 1849. Information on the 1906 Fire which destroyed most of San Francisco. A great...More

3  Thank Harry F
Reviewed 7 January 2014

San Francisco is a major destination for conferences and a huge draw as a great location. Entertaining corporate clients in a unique , interesting yet econmical and practical venue can be a challenge. The Old Mint known as The Granite Lady is an historic facility...More

1  Thank Stuart256
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