The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in the historic Julia Morgan-designed Chinese YWCA building, 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
Wednesday-Sunday: Temporarily Closed
Closed Monday–Tuesday, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, holidays
Adults (ages 18-61): $15.00
Seniors (age 62 and over): $10.00
Students, grades 8-12 & College (with valid student ID): $10.00
Children, grades K-7 (with adult admission): Free*
CHSA Members: Free
*School groups are encouraged to reserve a tour in advance to ensure a quality trip to the museum for all visitors. Groups with children (K-7) without a reservation must abide by our 7:1 student to chaperone policy. For every one adult, seven children can enter for free; however, any additional children over the ratio will be charged the student rate.
We encourage the public to take advantage of the following programs to receive free museum admission:
CHSA Members qualify for free museum admission and other membership benefits.
Our First Free Sunday program is on hiatus effective August 2017.
CHSA welcomes visitors to join one of our museum docent tours offered every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Limited to first 20 participants. Free with museum admission. Tours start at 11:15 a.m.
For group visits, advance notice is requested for docent tours and walking tours of San Francisco Chinatown. Please read our Group Visits, Field Trip FAQ pages or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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
$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.