Coit Tower is now welcoming visitors for the first time in 15 months!
Coit Tower, an essential San Francisco landmark rising high above Telegraph Hill, has just reopened today, Thursday, June 17 after its 15-month hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic. Visitors can once again travel to the top of the 210-foot-high tower and marvel at 360-degree views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz, and much more.
Visitors may buy tickets to Coit Tower on site, which cost $7 for SF residents and $9 for non-residents. Reduced prices are available for seniors, youth and children. The tower is open from 10am to 6pm daily, including the cafe and gift shop.
This simple white tower has embellished San Francisco’s iconic skyline since its construction in 1933. In addition to the gorgeous views, it contains 26 beautiful murals, which are painted inside the base. Local artists painted the frescoes, which depict the Great Depression, in 1934. Visitors may view the artworks for free and join guided tours limited to 6 people.
Coit Tower was named for Lillie Hitchcock Coit, who left a bequest upon her death in 1929 “for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city I have always loved.” The bequest also went towards a monument in Washington Square featuring 3 firefighters, as Coit was an enthusiastic patron of San Francisco’s volunteer fire department.
“From its panoramic views to the Depression Era frescoes painted on its walls, Coit Tower gives visitors a glimpse of the City’s breathtaking beauty and the resilience of its residents,” said Mayor Breed about its reopening. “I’m thrilled to open this beloved landmark to the public again.”