James R. Browning United States Courthouse
95 Seventh Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings.

Today, it is the headquarters for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which hears appeals from lower court decisions in the federal courts of nine Western states. Court of Appeals oral argument hearings are held for one week of each month, and the public may attend.  For more information, or to see the court’s calendar of oral arguments, check the website 

The court also offers free docent-led public tours of the historic courthouse on the Tuesdays listed below.  The tours begin at 1 p.m. and last approximately 60 minutes. The tours include visiting the old post office lobby on the first floor, and available courtrooms.  No reservations are required for individuals to join the public tour. Enter the building and meet the tour guide in the lobby.  Each adult entering the building needs to pass through security screening and bring a photo ID. 

The court also welcomes group tours, if arranged in advance. For more information about future tours, or to arrange a group tour, please call (415) 355-7988. http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/calendar.

Public tours of the building and courtrooms begin at 1 p.m. as listed below:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, and on the following dates in 2017:   
January 3, 2017
January 24
February 7
February 21
March 7       
March 28
April 11
April 25
May 9
May 23
June  6
June 20
June 27
July 18
August 1
August 22
September 5
September 26
October 3
October 24
November 7
November 22      
December 5
December 19