A history museum located a few blocks north of Chinatown at 1435 Stockton, North Beach Museum tells the story and culture of the neighborhood with its pictures and artifacts.
The museum presents the history of locals, such as baseball great Joe DiMaggio, noted writer Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Chinese community, and the Italian immigrants that arrived during the Civil War. It includes a panorama of 11 panels that depicts the city of San Francisco in 1877 and photographs of the 1906 earthquake.
The museum is easy to miss. It is nestled in the Eureka Bank Building upstairs from the bank (which also sponsors the museum). It is open for visitors Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm. This little known museum is just a few doors away from the oldest store in North Beach, A. Cavalli.
By car North Beach Museum is located about 20 minutes north of San Francisco International Airport. The museum is within walking distance of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Golden Gate University, and The Contemporary Jewish Museum of San Francisco. Other nearby tourist sites include Dragon's Gate, Charles Chocolates Factory Store, Cable Car Museum, and Great American Music Hall.