On the weekend of March 2 and 3, 2019, the Old Mint will become a pop-up museum of San Francisco history featuring more than 75 exhibitors at the San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint. Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, reenactors, and other history enthusiasts for a free Community Open House at this historic site. Past history weekends at the Old Mint have brought together dozens of organizations to celebrate and tell the City’s unique history, and have attracted several thousand participants.

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.


The Old Mint is located at the corner of Fifth and Mission Streets in downtown San Francisco. The address of the building is: 88 Fifth St, San Francisco CA 94103. The main entrance is on Fifth Street, and involves a steep staircase. The accessible entrance is on Mint Plaza, on the northwest side of the building.

Public Transit

The Old Mint is located one block south of Market Street, San Francisco’s main transit corridor. BART and MUNI Metro patrons should use Powell Station, using the 5th Street exits. Surface transit patrons should use the stop at 5th Street or Powell, depending on the specific line. Numerous lines, including MUNI and SamTrans, serve Mission Street.

By Car


Ample parking is available at the city-owned Fifth and Mission/Yerba Buena Center garage located diagonally across Fifth and Mission Streets. Metered street parking is limited.

From the Bay Bridge

Use Exit 2A, Fifth Street. Note that the exit is from the left lane of the freeway. Turn right onto 5th Street and continue four blocks to Mission Street.

From the Golden Gate Bridge

Follow US 101 along Lombard Street to Van Ness Avenue. Follow Van Ness for 1.4 miles, then turn left at any of the following: Golden Gate Avenue, McAllister Street, or Grove Street. Go one block east to Polk Street, then turn right. Stay on Polk across Market Street where it becomes 10th Street. Turn left at Mission Street (one block after crossing Market), and travel five blocks to 5th and Mission.

From the South

Use 280 northbound to Sixth Street. You may either continue straight ahead on 6th Street five blocks to Mission Street and turn right one block to 5th Street, or turn right on Brannan one block to 5th Street, turn left, and travel five blocks to Mission.

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