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Coit Tower
— Telegraph Hill / Pioneer Park

Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill - view looking up at Coit Tower, San Francisco, CA

1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
(North Beach)
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Famous S.F. Landmark
Coit Tower is one of San Francisco's most popular tourist attractions. You can see this famous city landmark for miles — it sits atop Telegraph Hill in the heart of San Francisco. A statue of Christopher Columbus stands near the base of Coit Tower. At night, the beacon of light is especially stunning — it lights up the beautiful San Francisco landscape.

Coit Tower's Observation Deck is a "must-see" when visiting San Francisco — the viewing platform at the top of the tower offers panoramic views of the City by the Bay.



The 210-ft. high Art Deco tower was built in 1933 as a memorial with funds from Lillie Hitchcock Coit — an eccentric philanthropist who loved the city and supported its local firemen after the 1906 earthquake and fire... hence its unique shape of a fire hose nozzle.

View of Coit Tower in San Francisco, CA

Colorful murals can be viewed inside Coit Tower — protected as a historical treasure, they depict working life in California during the Great Depression.



Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Built in 1933, Coit Tower celebrated its "75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee" on October 25, 2008.

Coit Tower Tip
Keep an eye out for the Wild Parrots while wondering around Telegraph Hill — it's a favorite roost for the world-famous flock of parrots.

North Beach
Coit Tower is located near North Beach — a popular S.F. destination. Enjoy an authentic Italian meal or coffee at one of the areas fine restaurants or cafés.

Coit Tower in San Francisco, CA

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Statue of Christopher Columbus stands in front of Coit Tower in San Francisco, CA

Coit Tower at night, San Francisco, CA

Coit Tower plaque at Coit Tower, San Francisco, CA


Coit Tower Hours
Daily 10am-6pm

No reservations are required. Free entry to view murals, but there is an entrance fee to go up the elevator to the Observation Deck.

Stairs to Coit Tower sign - Coit Tower, San Francisco, CA

The walk to Coit Tower is scenic, but steep, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. During our last visit, we walked from North Beach, up two steep blocks of Filbert Street (just follow the signs), and then climbed the stairway to the base of Coit Tower. And be prepared (once inside the tower, after getting out of the elevator) to climb a steep spiral staircase (about 37 steps) to get to the Observation Deck.

Parking
Limited parking is available near the base of Coit Tower — it can be very crowded, especially during peak tourist season and weekends, so expect to wait.

Coit Tower Murals

Coit Tower
Observation Deck

Coit Tower Views

Parrots of Telegraph Hill

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