The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in Art & History

San Francisco Museums

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San Francisco (Spanish for Saint Francis) was founded in 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and nearby the Mission San Francisco de Asís named for St. Francis of Assisi. The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth and San Francisco became a consolidated city-county in 1856.

A popular tourist destination, San Francisco is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks. San Francisco has many great museums and the museums that will be featured by the “Joy of Museums” include:

Others will be added over time.

Essential Facts:

  • City:                        San Francisco
  • Country:                 United States
  • State:                       California
  • County:                   San Francisco
  • Mission:                  1776
  • Incorporated:        1850
  • Named for:             St. Francis of Assisi
  • Population:             870 Thousand

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