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Enrich your knowledge of Chinese American and San Francisco history with one of our educational programs! Our tours and experiential programs provide in-depth explorations of the galleries at the Chinese Historical Society of America, and utilize the setting of Chinatown as an educational learning space.

Programs and Tours We Offer

Enrich your knowledge of Chinese American and San Francisco history with one of our educational programs! Our tours and experiential programs provide in-depth explorations of the galleries at the Chinese Historical Society of America, and utilize the setting of Chinatown as an educational learning space.

CHSA Museum Docent Tour (Wed.-Sun. | 11:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm)

Public K-12 Groups: $5 / student plus $5 / chaperone
Private K-12 Groups: $10 / student plus $10 / chaperone
College students & adults: $15 / participant (regardless of group size)

Learn more about the “We Are Bruce Lee” exhibit through a guided tour with one of our expert docents. Participants will learn more about Bruce Lee’s life, achievements, and impact, as well as better understand the stories behind the artifacts in the exhibit.

Duration: 45-60 minutes.

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CHSA Museum Self-Guided Tour (Wed.-Sun. | 11:00am-4:00pm)

Public K-12 Groups: $3 / student plus $5 / chaperone
Private K-12 Groups: $5 / student plus $10 / chaperone
College students & adults: $10 per participant (regardless of group size)

Groups will get the chance to explore the museum, including the “We are Bruce Lee” exhibit, on their own time and schedule. School groups can participate in a Bruce Lee Bingo worksheet to help guide their exploration. Group visits books through our system receive a lower rate than if you book individual tickets.

Suggested Duration: 60-75 minutes.

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Chinatown Food Docent Walking Tour (Wed.-Sun. | 11:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm)

K-12 Groups with less than 20 students: $150 flat rate for all students plus $10 per chaperone
K-12 Groups with 20 or more students: $10 per student (K-12) plus $10 per chaperone
College students: $15 per student (regardless of group size)
Adult groups: $25 per participant (regardless of group size)

Although many of San Francisco’s once beloved Chinese restaurants of the past are now just a fond memory, some are still open today serving both the community and visitors alike with the spirit of traditional Chinese cooking. We take you through some of the most well known and loved historic restaurants of our neighborhood that range from traditional Cantonese cuisine to some of the earliest iterations of “Chinese American” food.

Duration: 60-75 minutes.

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Chinatown History Docent Walking Tour (Wed.-Sun. | 11:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm)

K-12 Groups with less than 20 students: $150 flat rate for all students plus $10 per chaperone
K-12 Groups with 20 or more students: $10 per student (K-12) plus $10 per chaperone
College students: $15 per student (regardless of group size)
Adult groups: $25 per participant (regardless of group size)

Participants discover the connections between the past and present and reflect on how communities shape history through a guided tour of the oldest Chinatown in the United States. Topics addressed include: immigration policies, the 1906 earthquake, the rebuilding of Chinatown and its architecture, and community activism.

Suggested Duration: 60-75 minutes.

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Virtual Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Docent Tour (Wed.-Sun. | 11:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm)

All groups: $50 flat rate (regardless of group size)

Participants virtually visit our previous in-house installment. This exhibit explores the centuries-long history of immigration and trade between America and China. This is a history that has shaped the Chinese American experience and the formation of American society. This exhibit tells the stories of courageous men and women who fought against the Chinese Exclusion Act. The guided tour will be done using a 3D scan of the exhibit over video conferencing.

Duration: 60 minutes.

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CHSA Group Visit Reservation Form 2022

To make a reservation, please fill out the entire form below. Remember to press the submit button at the bottom of the form.

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Please contact us with any questions online or at at (415) 391-1188 x101. Thank you for your support!

Location & Hours

965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Hours

Mon – Tue: Closed
Wed – Sun: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.