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Type of Attraction
Interests That Apply
Religion, Local Culture, Music, History
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Price: Free
Donations are always appreciated.
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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More Than a Church, a Community

Family Time Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
330 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415 674 6000


Glide Memorial Church was a rallying point against the Vietnam War in the 1960s and '70s, a locus for the counterculture movement sweeping across San Francisco, and a center in the fight against racial discrimination. Glide has been a pioneer in fighting AIDS, drug abuse, and hunger in San Francisco, and attained iconic status as celebrities from Maya Angelou to Bill Clinton regularly visit to praise its humanitarian work. Staffed by local volunteers who specialize in medicine, psychiatry, and nursing, Glide Memorial Church has become a model of a compassionate church that has shaped the community. Today Glide Memorial rallies against poverty, discrimination, and social inequity in San Francisco. Its stated goal is to build a "church without walls" and to reach out to all individuals regardless of race, gender, or sexual preference.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 8:30am & 10:30am Sun
Notes: The church is only open for their celebrations (services) that are held every Sunday at 9am and 11am and last for about an hour and a half.
Visit Time: 2hr-3hr
Average Wait Time: 30-60min
Price: Free
Price Notes: Donations are always appreciated.


Indoor with climate control. Notes: It can get very hot in the church; dressing in layers is suggested.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 27
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Subway Taxi Walking
Notes: If you are riding BART or MUNI, get off at the Powell St Station (located at Market and Powell Sts). Walk north one block on Powell St and turn left on Ellis St. Glide is three blocks further on the right.
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: If possible, take public transport; parking can be difficult in this neighborhood, especially on Sundays.

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