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Chinese Culture Center

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Address: 750 Kearny St, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108-1809
Phone Number:
+1 415-986-1822
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is a nonprofit organization...

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, and is dedicated to elevating underserved communities and giving voice to equality through contemporary art and education. We are based in San Francisco's Chinatown, with our work in San Francisco's public spaces and other art institutions.


Visitors are also welcome to stop by the CCC Visual Art Center to view the ongoing exhibition, book Chinatown Walking tours, ask for self-guided maps of Chinatown, and to get an overview of all the public art and art happenings in Chinatown. CCC also manages a off-site community art space, 41 Ross.

About the CCC Chinatown Walking Tours

Dive deep into Chinatown history and culture. Join CCC on a unique walking tour that explore unsung Chinese American heroes that contributed to civil rights and social justice in America. Tours depart every Thurs, Fri at 1:30pm, Saturday at 10:00am, custom dates available.

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I have never been to China, so I thought this was indeed an authentic Chinese Cultural experience. With that said I am happy I took the time to have this welcoming experience..

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to China, so I thought this was indeed an authentic Chinese Cultural experience. With that said I am happy I took the time to have this welcoming experience..

Thank 4JMP
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I did the walking tour of Chinatown with Darin, the Director of Education and Engagement for the Chinese Cultural Center. We've been to Chinatown many times, but had never done a tour. I'm so glad we did one this time because we learned a ton about the history and culture of Chinatown. Darin was incredibly knowledgeable and... More 

Thank EllenSo
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing authentic tour! Very informative and fun. The guide Darin was very knowledgeable and open for (lots of) questions! Learned a lot during the tour. Loved it✨

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We did the walking tour of Chinatown offered by the CCC and it was fantastic. Darin provided a wealth of knowledge and insight, from showing us the best places to get tea, to family associations and their critical part in Chinatown history to the Yick Wo vs. Hopkins case. It was the best tour we took while in San Francisco--... More 

Thank EmmaLebell
Bruceville, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

What an excellent and informative tour of San Francisco's Chinatown. Stories about how, when, who built and protects this area. Also got to do a tea tasting - who knew there were so many kinds of tea with taste and character differences.

Thank Sarah B
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Amazing, a tour for all ages. Julia is a fantastic wealth of knowledge. If you are interested learning about the history/ cultural and workings of China town take this tour. We had our twelve and fourteen year old with us and they had a great time. We saw and learned so much in the couple of hours. A great learning... More 

Thank Lawrence C
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The tour surpassed my expectations in all respects. Julia, our tour guide, is incredibly passionate about Asian studies and has a MS in this field. I would listen to her all day long! The tour was fun and very informative at the same time. I highly recommend it. It's one of the best walking tours I took in San Francisco.

Thank Happytravel319
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Our tour today was great with guide Julia! She is very knowledgeable about the history of Chinese-Americans in San Francisco, particularly regarding social justice. The tea tasting, herbal store, temple visit, and fortune cookie factory were a nice addition as well. I highly recommend this tour!

Thank Cristina C
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our tour guide Julia was incredibly well versed in the history of Chinatown and the history of the Chinese who inhabit the area. She has a passion for the Chinese people and their culture. She is also a lot of fun! Julia tailored the tour to her audience and went above and beyond showing us the sites she thought would... More 

Thank _elizpritchard
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

What a wonderful surprise and a highlight of our San Francisco visit. History, architecture, politics, local life all in an afternoon. We strolled with our guide who brought Chinatown to life with stories of the immigrants who lived there.

Thank SandraIKK

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