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City Hall

City Hall
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments
Interests That Apply
Architecture, History, Local Culture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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City Hall

Architectural Delight

Address: Phone:
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415 554 4000


While the original City Hall was destroyed and left in ruins by the infamous 1906 earthquake, the Beaux-Arts style building that you see today was designed by Arthur Brown and opened on the same site in 1915. The grand monument sits in the midst of San Francisco's Civic Center complex and occupies two full city blocks. The building has played host to many historical events for the city. The halls are dotted with statues and busts of former mayors, and the height of the dome, modeled after St. Peter's Church in Rome, even rivals that of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The palatial space has been the setting for some notable occasions, including the marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in 1954. The building saw tragedy in 1978 when former Supervisor Dan White assassinated Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Visitors may take self-guided tours of City Hall, which is open to the public on weekdays.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 8am-8pm, Mon-Fri
Visit Time: 1hr-1.5hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Indoor with climate control.

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: 42, 49; MUNI STREETCAR: J, K, L, M, N: BART: Civic Center Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Subway Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Metered parking is available on Van Ness, McAllister, Grove, and Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place. A CityPark underground parking lot is located on McAllister, between Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place and Larkin.

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