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Old Saint Mary's

Old Saint Mary's
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments, Religious
Interests That Apply
History, Local Culture, Architecture, Religion
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Limited
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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Old Saint Mary's

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral

An Earthquake Survivor

Family Time

Address: Phone:
660 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 415 288 3800
Fax: +1 415 288 3838


Located near Chinatown and Nob Hill, this San Francisco landmark was the first Archdiocese in the city, a distinction it held until 1891, when a new cathedral was constructed. Since its construction in 1854, it has been witness to the boom times after Sutter's mill and the '49ers, the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906, the World Wars, and the development of San Francisco's economy and society to where it is today. Despite being relatively unscathed by the 1906 earthquake, the raging fires that burned through the city tore through the insides of Old St. Mary's. The church was rebuilt and today, it is a treasured piece of history, well worth admiring. An unforgettable phrase under the clock tower advises parishioners, "Sons Observe the Time and Fly From Evil."

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 7am-4:30pm, Mon-Fri; 10am-6pm, Sat; 8am-2pm, Sun
Notes: Masses are held at 7:30am and 12:05pm, weekdays. Saturday masses are held at 12:05pm and 5pm, and Sunday masses are held at 8:30am and 11am. Call or see website for other event or services times.
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Indoor with no 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: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), 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: 1, 15, 30; California Street Cable Car; BART: Montgomery Station
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: There is some metered street parking available. There are also parking garages located at Sutter and Stockton, Kearny and California, Kearny and Clay, and Sacramento between Kearny and Grant.

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