The Museum Experience
As visitors move through four floors of the restored National Landmark San Francisco Mint, they will experience the natural forces; relive the historic events; share the individual stories; and discover the special places that created and continue to shape the San Francisco Bay Area.
The entire Bay Area region has too many things to do, places to discover and experiences to enjoy in a single visit. Therefore, we have designed the Museum to become a ‘starting place’ for out-of-town visitors and residents alike. By coming here first, visitors can gain a comprehensive orientation to the region and make a connection to their daily lives and personal interests.
The San Francisco Museum At The Mint offers:
History Exhibits on the San Francisco Bay Area, American Money, The Gold Rush, and The Old Mint
Seventeen galleries of immersive and engaging exhibits that chronicle the region’s key development periods and lay a foundation for further learning and exploration.
Experience the growth of the city through its history, the impact of the gold rush on its commerce, and the contributions of its residents to neighborhood cultures.
The Mint, also known as the “Granite Lady,” will feature stations located throughout the building that interpret its history and architectural features.
Official San Francisco Visitors Information Center
Customized travel-related information in multiple languages that orients visitors to the region’s vast network of cultural institutions, historic sites and landmarks.
Interactive Learning Centers and Innovation Wing
Participatory learning experiences that invite visitors to share their own connections to the area’s history and to consider future possibilities resulting from the actions we take today.
An exciting mix of authentic Bay Area experiences and unique merchandise, inspired and sourced directly from the local region. Selections will change frequently to highlight current cultural trends and seasonal offerings.
An opportunity for residents and visitors to spend time in a unique mix of historic rooms and authentic vaults dating from 1874. From intimate dinners to grand parties, the Mint’s unique vaults, ornate counting rooms, canopied courtyard, and spectacular roof garden rooms will provide guests a one-of-a-kind public and private event experience.