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Mission District Murals

Mission District Murals
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Type of Attraction
Neighborhoods, Galleries, Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Local Culture, Art, History, Architecture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Not Available
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Mission District Murals

Community Murals of Culture

Family Time Off The Beaten Path

24th St
(between Mission and York)
San Francisco, CA 94110


One of the striking facets of the Mission District is its distinct tradition of painting murals; even the McDonalds by the BART station is a colorful array of images painted by the community. This tradition has been part and parcel of the Mission's cultural diversity, as it has been a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood for decades. Drawing from the early 20th-century tradition that was mastered by Mexican artists Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Siquieros, Chicano artists in the Mission began to lend their hand to the beautification and cultural development by creating their own murals in 1971. Today, San Francisco has over 600 murals depicting political statements, religious icons, and historic events, with the majority centered in the Mission District.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: The murals are seen best during the daytime.
Visit Time: 2hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Just get off the bus and start walking!
Price: Free


Outdoor with some covering. Notes: This is a street walking tour, so there are shops and restaurants to duck into.

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


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Subway Walking
Notes: Take MUNI 14, BART: exit at 24th St.
Parking Availability: Limited
Notes: Public transport is recommended if possible.

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