The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, the Museum introduces the rich history of the Chinese American experience. Come discover Chinatown’s unique and inspiring stories!


965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Tuesday-Friday 12-5 pm
Saturdays 11 am – 4 pm
Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays

Museum Admission

Free to the public!


By Bus: Eastbound 1 California buses stop at Clay and Powell Streets. Westbound 1 California buses stop at Sacramento and Powell Streets. Both Northbound and Southbound 30 Stockton buses stop on Stockton between Sacramento and Clay Streets.

By Cable Car: Stop at the intersection of Clay and Powell Streets.

For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner.

By Car: Parking is available at Portsmouth Square, on Kearny Street between Clay and Washington Streets, and St. Mary’s Square at Grant and California Streets


Chinatown Park and Ride, with $3 Parking available on Weekends!

(Sat & Sun from 9 am to 10 pm)

$3 weekend validated parking and free Chinatown shuttle, with validation from over 500 Chinatown merchants, including CHSA.  Minimum $3 purchase.

Golden Gateway Garage, 250 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Hotline 415.984.1481

Plan Your Visit

The history of Chinese America is a largely untold story. We invite you to join us in the exploration of this experience through our exhibits, educational programs, and walking tours.

The CHSA Museum Visitors Guide provides an overview of the museum’s exhibits and programs, and includes a map of our museum.

Please visit our Resources page for a free copy of a walking tour map and other educational resources.



Docent tours of the CHSA museum, as well as walking tours of San Francisco Chinatown, are available with advanced notice for groups of 10 or more. Please read our Tours, Visits, Field Trip FAQ page or email for more information.

Please call (415-391-1188 x101) or email ( if you would like ideas of how to make the most of your museum visit!