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Haas Lilienthal House/Pacific Heights

Pros: The only private Victorian home of the period, open to the public as a museum
Cons: Group guided visits only
Best For: A glimpse into upper-middle class life in San Francisco, pre-1906 earthquake

Haas Lilienthal House
William Haas was a Bavarian immigrant who built a Queen Anne-style Victorian home in SF, completed in 1886, at a cost of $18,500. His family occupied the house for three successive generations, until it was donated to San Francisco Architectural Heritage in 1973. Designed by Peter Schmidt, constructed with fir and redwood, it has withstood earthquake and fire, and is a unique and stunning example of life during the Victorian era.

The Haas Lilienthal House is open to the public for group guided tours only, and is available to rent for private events as well. Fortunately, the structure remains much as it was when the family was in residence and therefore is a sublime example of architecture and private life at the turn of the 20th century.

Haas Lilienthal House
2007 Franklin Street (tween Jackson & Washington)
San Francisco, 94109
Tours: Sunday 11am-4pm
Wednesday and Saturday 12 noon - 3pm
Tours begin every 20-30 minutes and last approximately one hour
No reservations necessary
Admission: $8 for adults, discounts for seniors and kids