Controversial Murals of Rincon Center
Neighborhood: Downtown/ Embarcadero
Our free (donations welcome!), regularly scheduled tours are open to the public
but NOT open to parties of 8 or more.
If you plan to bring 8 or more walkers to a regular tour,
click here for more information on booking private group tours.
Scandalous! Shocking! Revolting! Partisan hysteria echoed from San Francisco to Washington D.C. when these murals were unveiled. Powerful voices called for their destruction, yet 30 years later, they saved the building from demolition. The murals tell many stories, from the growth of San Francisco to Cold War politics. Discover the artistic and political drama behind these New Deal treasures - and get a great overview of The City's history.
Thursday, December 25 at 12:00 pm given by Rob Spoor
New Deal art, partisan politics, and the history of San Francisco in a nutshell. All these topics and more fill the Rincon Center Historic Lobby. (Indoors)
[NOTE: This hour-long tour will be offered on Christmas Day at 12:00 PM. Consider adding the "Making Waves..." tour at 2:00 PM, which starts at the Ferry Building!]
This tour is also scheduled on those dates in the calendar below (after the map) where the tour time
is indicated (in red). You can advance to future months by clicking the >> symbol in the calendar
Meet at the east end of Rincon Center lobby, Mission at Steuart. Public transportation: MUNI lines F, 2, 14, 21; BART/MUNI Metro Embarcadero station.
This tour is offered all year
*newly added tour(s) that are not listed in the printed brochure
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Coordinator(s): Rob Spoor
Guide(s): Al Ciabattoni, Lisa Edwards, Leslie Finlev, Mary Granger, Joy Ricker, Dan Sheehan, Rob Spoor