The Octagon House was a resident home built in unique architectural design in 1861. What was once a residence depicting a happy and healthy way of life now operates as a museum open to the public. A variety of American Colonial era decorations, arts, historical items, and more can be found at the museum. The unique architecture of the home is a draw to the mainstream public. The neighborhood where the house resides is known for exhibiting other octagon shaped homes which are not open to the general public.
The Octagon House is located at 2645 Gough Street in San Francisco and is open to the public from noon to 3:00 pm the second Sunday and the fourth Thursday of each month. The house is closed on all holidays and for the month of January. Personalized tours are available and visitors can catch a glimpse into the life of the 1800s. Historical artifacts and stylings are unique and the furniture is a must see. Other treasures include playing cards, the signing room, and wall décor.
San Francisco residents take pride in the heritage and history of the Octagon House but travelers from all over California and outlying states have been known to visit the architectural museum.