Situated at the top of San Francisco’s scenic Telegraph Hill,
historic Coit Tower is a unique attraction offering sweeping views of the city
and popular landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Lombard
Street. Built in 1933 as a memorial to eccentric San Francisco philanthropist
Lillie Hitchcock Coit, along with a memorial to San Francisco firefighters, in
which she was a patron to, Coit Tower features art deco architecture and
stunning fresco murals painted by San Francisco WPA project artists. Visitors
can explore the tower lobby, then ride an elevator up to the observation deck
to enjoy 360-degree views of the city and bay. Coit Tower is open daily,
9am-4:30pm, with extended summer hours. Entrance to the Coit Tower lobby and
murals is free. Elevator entrance fees range from $2-$7, depending on age.
Children under age four ride free.