SF Courthouse

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. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America's most beautiful public buildings, grandly constructed to represent the increasing importance of the United States. The only public entrance is 95 Seventh Street.

The building is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The public may visit the exhibits in the first floor lobby during those hours. There is also a small café that is open daily until 2:00 p.m. Each adult entering the building needs to pass through security screening and bring a photo ID.

The court offers free regular public tours of the courthouse on the Tuesdays listed below. The tours begin at 1 p.m. and last approximately 60 minutes. The tours include 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 docent tour guide in the lobby.

Groups of more than ten people should arrange a tour in advance. For more information about future tours, or to arrange a group tour, please call (415) 355-7988.

Public tours of the building and courtrooms begin at 1 p.m. on the following dates:


2014 Public Tours

Tuesday, January 7
January 21
February 4
February 18
March 4
March 25
April 15
April 29
May 6
May 20
June 3
June 17
July 1
July 15
July 29
August 19
September 2
September 30
October 14
October 28
November 4
November 18
December 16