James R. Browning United States Courthouse
95 Seventh Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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 building and courtrooms. The tours begin at 1 p.m. and take 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:
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