Chinese Historical Society Of America Museum42 Votes Currently Closed
It can be easy to overlook to the contribution of the Chinese population to San Francisco’s and America’s history. This museum is there to make sure that doesn’t happen. It is both an archive and a history center, founded in 1963, and is located in a historic building in Chinatown. Architect Julia Morgan built the beautiful building.
The museum houses some beautiful artefacts such as 1920s silk qipao dresses, recreates an opium den from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Expo, and has a gallery of photographs and documents. Historical aspects covered include early migrations, stories of discrimination, and personal testimonials.
Chinese Historical Society Of America Museum Travel Tips
- Check out the bookshop.
- Parking is at Portsmouth Square, on Kearny Street, and St. Mary’s Square.
- Download the visitor’s guide from the attraction website.
Chinese Historical Society Of America Museum Hours
- Closed: Holidays
How to Reach Chinese Historical Society Of America Museum
- Buses 1, 8, 30, 45, 91 stop Stockton St & Sacramento St
- Powell St & Clay St Cable Car
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Chinese Historical Society Of America Museum Reviews & Ratings
I am impressed at how they set up this museum! They did an excellent job.
Must-see if you want to learn more about the history behind San Francisco's incredible Chinatown and the Chinese community's experience across America. Something here for beginners and experts alike, with artefacts you wouldn't be able to see in the UK
Our group had a walking tour and it was great. Our guide was really interactive and we learned a lot about the history and even the social implications of the policies of then and how it has affected us today. Definitely a recommended for those who wish to learn about the Chinese Asian American experience
Good museum for this aspect of bay area history. Much information on Asian women during this time period.
Had to experience China town in San Francisco it was interesting but great walk gotta be ready to hit the hills 👀