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San Francisco Historical Society

Historic Landmarks of San Francisco

It's where you'll find the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Haight-Ashbury. Where Levi Strauss first designed blue jeans for Gold Rush miners who needed durable yet comfortable clothes. Where you'll find the largest Japantown in the U.S. and the second largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Where the fortune cookie was invented.Where you'll find more than fifty hills, Karl the Fog, and the world's most crooked street. Where are we talking about? San Francisco, of course! Come see all the architecture, art, culture, and history this charming city has to offer. Cover photo credit: Thomas Hawk via Flickr.

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    Maritime National Historic Park and Museum

    Maritime National Historic Park and Museum

    Savor Pacific Coast maritime history and view a fleet of antique ships at this majestic national park

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    Cable Car Museum

    Cable Car Museum

    Discover the history of the cable car in San Francisco, and see how it still works today

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    Wells Fargo History Museum

    Wells Fargo History Museum

    Go back in time to when the Pony Express, telegraphs, gold miners and stagecoaches ruled San Francisco

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