Links to Other Websites of Interest

General San Francisco Websites
Historical Societies
Museums and Parks


Time Shutter® is a website that allows people to see what cities looked like a century ago and how they have changed. Users can upload images to make their own Time Pix, or transitions between past and present.
This free app for the iPhone, lets you compare the San Francisco of today to the San Francisco of 100 years ago. Includes many photos and a map of the past and present.

General San Francisco Websites

Cable Car Information
This website has lots of information about cable cars, their history, routes, etc.

Cliff House Project
Spectacular pictures of the Victorian Cliff House.

Haas-Lilienthal House (S.F. Heritage)

Market Street Railway
Dedicated to preserving historic transit in San Francisco

San Francisco Convention and Visitor Bureau

Museum of the City of San Francisco

San Francisco Memories
A lot of interesting historical images. Especially good coverage of the Cliff House, the 1894 and 1915 World Fairs, and the 1906 Earthquake.

Very entertaining San Francisco history podcasts.
Your place to discover and shape San Francisco history!

Cable Car Tickets and MUNI Visitor Day Passes
Information about Cable Car tickets and about 1, 3, or 7 day passes on San Francisco buses and light rail systems (which include unlimited Cable Car rides).

Historical Societies

San Francisco Architectural Heritage

San Francisco History Center in SF Public Library

San Francisco Museum and Historical Society

San Francisco History Association

California Historical Society

Marin County Historical Society


Oakland History on the Web (Oakland Library)

Palo Alto Historical Association

Society of California Pioneers


Palace Hotel

Omni Hotel

Fairmont Hotel


San Francisco Public Library

UC Berkeley Library

Alice Phelan Sullivan Library (Society of California Pioneers)

Mechanics Institute Library

Museums and Parks

Museum of the City of San Francisco

California Academy of Science

Golden Gate National Recreation Area


Noe Valley Voice

Western Neighborhoods Project
A non-profit organization devoted to the history of the “outside lands” – the Western part of San Francisco.

Mt. Davidson History
San Francisco history from its highest point.

Pier 70
History and architecture of Pier 70 and Potrero Point.

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