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Old United States Mint

88 5th St, Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA
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amazing step back into san francisco gold rush history

my business travel landed me at the old us mint with a private tour of this amazing facility over... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
redcharlotte
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san francisco
Rarely Open to the Public - worth the trip!

March 5 2016 from 11am until 5pm and March 6 from 11am until 4pm, the San Francisco Mayor's Office... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Rhoda F
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Cupertino, California
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This Greek Revival structure is a trooper of a building, having survived the 1906 earthquake.
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27 May 2017
“amazing step back into san francisco gold rush history”
27 Feb 2016
“Rarely Open to the Public - worth the trip!”
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88 5th St, Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

my business travel landed me at the old us mint with a private tour of this amazing facility over 100,000 square feet of untouched history imagine all the gold of the california gold rush stored in one large building in the middle of san francisco...More

Thank redcharlotte
Reviewed 27 February 2016

March 5 2016 from 11am until 5pm and March 6 from 11am until 4pm, the San Francisco Mayor's Office will be sponsoring the re-opening of The Old Mint for a free event called San Francisco History Days. This is a rare opportunity to tour this...More

Thank Rhoda F
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting old building in a San Francisco / American landmark. But today the building is a wasted opportunity. Locals and tourists alike would love to go in and see this very important historical building, but it's not open to the public.

3  Thank 7,268
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The old Mint now stands empty, a sad reminder of how some of this cities historic landmarks can be ignored. This building saved SF after the quake of 1906, being the repository of all the bullion in town, and reports of SF being ruined were...More

1  Thank William M
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This event happens annually the first week of December. It is a wonderful trip into the past with a Holiday flair and elegant food service. You can watch for it next year or go to the SF History Museum website and signup for their notices:...More

Thank sfRebecca
Reviewed 8 December 2014

Behind the scenes tour of a storied building. Steeped in history of the Gold Rush, the 1906 earthquake and fire, etc. The Granite Lady is being - gradually - turned into a top of the line museum and interpretive center. Docent-led tour is chock-full of...More

1  Thank Yog-Sothoth
Reviewed 11 November 2014

This is a must see sight for visitors to California. It is full of California and San Francisco history. A lot of information on American money and California Gold Rush circa 1849. Information on the 1906 Fire which destroyed most of San Francisco. A great...More

3  Thank Harry F
Reviewed 8 January 2014

San Francisco is a major destination for conferences and a huge draw as a great location. Entertaining corporate clients in a unique , interesting yet econmical and practical venue can be a challenge. The Old Mint known as The Granite Lady is an historic facility...More

1  Thank Stuart256
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The Old Mint has a history that few buildings in San Francisco can claim. It survived the 1906 earthquake. Tours of the old mint require a reservation and all visits are guided by a volunteer docent. The museum that used to be on the Mint’s...More

3  Thank SAS8721
Reviewed 29 September 2012

One of the things that I love about San Francisco is its buildings. This is another example of what makes the city so unique. Its sad to hear that our nation's coins are no longer minted here, but I guess thats progress, or so we...More

1  Thank bwco
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