Pioneer Monument

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  • Address: Civic Center, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: View Point, Monument, Sculpture

Find this controversial structure between the Asian Art Museum and the Main Library.Frank Happersberger sculpted the 820 tonne artwork, intending it to decorate the old City Hall, which burned down in the 1906 Earthquake.

The sculptor has a number of figures: the crowing Roman goddess Minerva, goddesses of agriculture and commerce, a vaquero, a priest, prospectors, and what looks like a submissive native American. This last has been a source of controversy. In the 1990s, a plaque was added to the monument, recognising the severe mistreatment of the Native Americans. Reportedly this further annoyed the natives, the Franciscans, and the Spanish Government.

Definitely worth a visit.

How to Reach Pioneer Monument

  • Buses 10, 70, 101 stop Seventh St & Market St
  • Buses F, T-Owl, MUNI, 6, 7, 9 stop Market St & Hyde St

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  • Pioneer Monument Address: Civic Center, San Francisco, California, United States
  • Pioneer Monument Timing: 24-hrs
  • Time required to visit Pioneer Monument: 00:15 Mins
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  • 0.23% of people who visit San Francisco include Pioneer Monument in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Pioneer Monument visit around 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Pioneer Monument


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pioneer Monument

People normally club together San Francisco National Cemetery and Hendrik Point while planning their visit to Pioneer Monument.

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