Grace Cathedral is famed as a destination for visitors from all over the world who come to see its striking architecture, stunning stained glass, two labyrinths, Interfaith AIDS Chapel, listen to the Aeolian-Skinner organ and the different choirs of the cathedral, and participate in its many expressions of spirituality, art, and social justice.
We aim to offer each visitor a way to engage with us each day, whether through sightseeing, prayer, meditation or music. Please explore our calendar to see what’s available on the day you plan to visit.
You can purchase sightseeing tickets below. Consider attending services in-person or online services, Tuesday night yoga, the monthly Candlelight Labyrinth Walk or Sound Bath, and other cultural activities.
Sightseeing at Grace: Monday through Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Experience the wonder of Grace Cathedral. Enjoy our newly-curated engaging visitor journeys, one focused on Highlights and another on Architecture. These tours feature the cathedral’s history, its place as a San Francisco icon, building elements, and art from our collection, including works by Gabriel Loire, Charles Jay Connick, Ansel Adams, Narcissus Qualgiata, Keith Haring and Lorenzo Ghiberti.
An admission ticket allows you to explore the cathedral at your own pace. The self-guided “Highlights” and “Architecture” tours are included with admission. For a slightly higher fee, an hour-long docent Highlights tour is available.
There are bookable entry slots every 15 minutes throughout the day. Please arrive as close as you can to your ticket time.
Sightseeing Admission Tickets
Seniors 65+: $10
Young Adults (18-22): $10
Youth (12-17): $10
Children under 12: FREE
Docent Tour Tickets
Seniors 65+: $18
Young Adults (18-22): $18
Youth (12-17): $18
Children under 12: FREE with accompanying adult
Those seeking a private place for prayer or meditation will be welcomed at no admission cost during sightseeing hours.
Groups of 10 people or more should contact us at [email protected] or 415.749.6323 for discounts and to make advanced reservations.
Visit Grace Cathedral often or looking for a new way to engage with and support the cathedral? Experience Grace in an exciting new way — as a Cultural Member! Sign up today and become a Charter Member of this NEW annual program and enjoy special benefits and access to a robust schedule of arts and music events, exhibitions, and cultural offerings. Free sightseeing admission is one of the great benefits. Learn more.
Please note that the Grace Cathedral is a working church and during your visit, you may witness organ practice, event rehearsals, services, and weddings. We may need to occasionally close for a particular event and not admit visitors during that time. We appreciate your understanding.
We are located at 1100 California St. San Francisco, CA 94108, at the corner of California and Taylor Streets on Nob Hill in San Francisco. The cathedral is accessible for people with disabilities and those in a wheelchair. Learn more.
Whenever possible, we encourage the use of public transportation. Parking on Nob Hill is fairly scarce. If you need to drive, consider parking somewhere along the #1 California MUNI bus line. It is one of the city’s most frequent, dependable lines and has very convenient stops near the Cathedral both inbound and outbound.
The #1 California bus stops at Sacramento and Mason-Taylor (outbound) or Clay and Taylor, walk one block south (inbound).
The #27 Bryant bus stops at Leavenworth and California (northbound), walk one block east (up the hill) or Hyde and Sacramento (southbound), and walk two blocks east and one block south.
The California Street Cable Car stops at California and Taylor which is at the foot of the Great Stairs.
The Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason Cable Cars stop at Powell and California, walk two blocks west (up the hill)
All of the above lines connect with Market Street buses, streetcars, subways, and BART. The two closest BART stations are Embarcadero and Powell. If you wish to walk from BART to the Cathedral, Powell is closer but please note that the Powell Street hill is quite steep. If you wish to take public transportation to the Cathedral, Embarcadero is a better choice since both the California Street Cable Car and the 1 California bus have stops nearby.
Daytime street parking near the Cathedral is limited to two hours, except on Sundays. There is no parking on the north (even) side of Sacramento on Weekdays from 3 pm-7 pm Please note that the tow-away zone is strictly enforced.
The garage entrance is on Taylor Street midway between California and Sacramento Streets. It is operated by SP+ Parking and the rates are as follows:
$4.00 per 15 minutes
$38.00 per 24 hours
Early Bird Special:
Monday – Friday: If drivers park in the garage before 9 am and leave before 6 pm, there is a $12.00 flat-rate fee.
Sunday: If drivers park in the garage before 11 am and leave before 6 pm, there is a $12.00 flat-rate fee.
The garage is open:
Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday through Sunday from 8 am to 10 pm
Type: Pay on Exit, Underground, Lit
Features: Remote Management Service, CCTV, Bike rack for six bicycles located to the right just inside the garage entrance.
Payments accepted: Debit Card, Credit Card, Monthly Parking
Height restrictions: 8′ 2″ (2.48m)
Number of spaces: 125
Other Garages in the Immediate Area
Masonic Center Garage: across the street at California Street between Taylor and Jones.
Crocker Garage: 1/2 block away on California Street between Taylor and Mason.
Use your favorite online mapping site or enter our address into your GPS: 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108.