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Pacific Heritage Museum of San Francisco

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Address: 608 Commercial St, (btwn Montgomery and Kearny), San Francisco, CA 94111-2504
Phone Number: 415-399-1124
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This museum is dedicated to Pacific Rim art.

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I stumbled upon this Museum on my walk and went in to inquire. It is free and the staff is very friendly. It is a quick tell all of the former San Francisco mint and the US Branch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Hate to rap a museum because I generally love them, but there's just not a lot going on here. I understand exhibits change, so you might or might not see what I saw. The permanent exhibit is a brief, if somewhat muddled, history of the building as it was used as a sub-treasury. There are a few peeks into its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon this Museum on my walk and went in to inquire. It is free and the staff is very friendly. It is a quick tell all of the former San Francisco mint and the US Branch mint. It also housed some stories of local residents and their Chinese heritage roots. Stories that articulated their families journeys and imprints... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2003

Saw an excellent exhibition at San Francisco's Pacific Heritage Museum called "With Best Wishes: Symbolism and Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art." Very interesting objects ranging from jade, opium pipe, Chinese New Year Prints and beautiful children's items." The exhibit is curated by Sally Yu Leung and the entire exhibition covred 3 floors of beautifully display objects with excellent explaination. Very... More 

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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