Known to rock history buffs as "2400 Fulton," the Jefferson Airplane House with colonial-style architecture resides directly across from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
The sixties rock band, Jefferson Airplane, purchased the home in 1968 for $70,000 from a lumber tycoon under direction of their new manager, Bill Thompson, who worked to ensure the band's financial security. They painted the mansion black and used it as their office and communal residence. Soon after, the home became a gathering place for hippies.
The four-story mansion built around 1904 was used for many parties and rehearsals, including one with John Belushi and the Blues Brothers. In 1980, after Jefferson Airplane had changed to Jefferson Starship, the mansion was sold. But the memory of their legendary home lives on as the title of their greatest hits album, "2400 Fulton."
By car the Jefferson Airplane House is located 30 minutes north of San Francisco International Airport. The Jefferson Airplane House is within a short distance of several San Francisco city parks, the California Academy of the Sciences, a Japanese Tea Garden, and National AIDS Memorial Grove. Tourists can also enjoy the USS San Francisco Memorial, Seal Rocks, Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden, or the Camera Obscura and Holograph nearby.