Bay Area Cultural Museums

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Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

175 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94113 (Map)

San Francisco has staked its claim as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, bringing in travelers from all over. And though the city…

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The Long Now Foundation

1 Marina Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94123 (Map)

If you've ever mused on the ultimate fate of humanity or been inspired by the megalithic ceremonial calendar-structure at Stonehenge, you'll…

+1 415.561.6582


Carmel Mission Basilica

3080 Rio Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 (Map)

This historic Mission has been renovated to its previous glory as both a Catholic Mission and now a thriving parish and school. The Basilica…


African American Historical & Cultural Society

762 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Map)

Our mission, as a community based non-profit 501c3 arts and cultural organization, is to nurture and facilitate the empowerment of our community…

+1 415.292.6172

Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Map)

The Asian Art Museum–Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is one of San Francisco's premier arts institutions and home to a…

+1 415.581.3500

Campbell Historical Museum & Ainsley House

51 N Central Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 (Map)

The Campbell Historical Museums consists of the Ainsley House and Historical Firehouse Museum. The Ainsley House is a restored English Tudor…

+1 408.866.2119

CHSA Museum

965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Map)

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building…

+1 415.391.1188

International Art Museum of America

1025 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (Map)

Located at the heart of downtown San Francisco, on 1025 Market Street near Sixth Street, the International American Art Museum is a permanent,…

+1 415.376.6344

Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

425 Washington Street , San Francisco, CA 94111 (Map)

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura of San Francisco promotes Italian language, culture, and the best of Italy in its assigned consular area…


Japanese American Museum of San Jose

535 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112 (Map)

Admission Fee:  Adults - $5, Seniors/Students - $3, Children under 12, JAMSJ Members & Active Military Personnel - FREE The…

+1 408.294.3138

Judah L. Magnes Museum

2911 Russell St., Berkeley, CA 94705 (Map)

Founded in 1962, The Judah L. Magnes Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits art and artifacts reflecting the diversity and complexity of the…


Lighthouse Point

701 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Map)

Also known as Point Santa Cruz, this area forms the northern boundary of Monterey Bay. It is one of the last open headlands in any California…

+1 831.420.5270

Mexican Museum

Fort Mason Center, Building D, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Map)

The soul and spirit of the arts and cultures of Mexico and the Americas are fundamentally linked. Through its programs, The Mexican Museum voices…

+1 415.202.9700

Mission District Murals

Along 24th St, San Francisco, CA - (Map)

The Mission District is famous for its murals, huge painted scenes on the walls and facades of buildings, which are part of a long established…


Museo Italoamericano

Fort Mason Center, Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Map)

The Museo ItaloAmericano is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to Italian and Italian-American art and culture. Established…


Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607 (Map)

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary…

+1 510.318.8400

Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 (Map)

Permanent Collections ================== Beginnings: The Phoebe Hearst Era (1901-1920) The founding collections of the Museum include Egypt,…



10979 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530 (Map)

+1 510.592.3002

Rude Shoes

Northern California, San Jose, CA 95136 (Map)

Pop culture as a function of shoe styles from the 1940s to the 1980s. Also, sales of vintage and contemporary shoe styles.

408-226-1732 (email and webpage inquiries only please)

San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society

762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Map)

The San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society (the "Society") is a membership-based non-profit institution.…

+1 415.292.6172

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