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Chinese Culture Center
Ranked #10 of 287 Shopping in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1965, and is dedicated to elevating underserved communities and giving voice to equality through contemporary art and education. We are based in San Francisco's Chinatown, with our work in San Francisco's public spaces and other art institutions. Visitors are also welcome to stop by the CCC Visual Art Center to view the ongoing exhibition, book Chinatown Walking tours, ask for self-guided maps of Chinatown, and to get an overview of all the public art and art happenings in Chinatown. CCC also manages a off-site community art space, 41 Ross. About the CCC Chinatown Walking Tours Dive deep into Chinatown history and culture. Join CCC on a unique walking tour that explore unsung Chinese American heroes that contributed to civil rights and social justice in America. Tours depart every Thurs, Fri at 1:30pm, Saturday at 10:00am, custom dates available.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

This little museum takes about an hour to explore and it's very interesting. It's hard to understand San Fran's heritage without learning about the Chinese experience and their influence on San Francisco's development. Probably not great for kids unless there is a tour going on, but otherwise it provides a nice, quiet and informative breather in the midst of site seeing and shopping in China Town.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Kmacyyz
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Bremerton, Washington
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very Informative”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

This was a Goidelic tour with lots of history. Went to a Chinese temple, hand made fortune cookie factory(got free samples) and an amazing final stop at a tea shop. This was probably the highlight. Learned so much about teas!! Got this through Groupon but would buy a ticket anyway.

Visited September 2011
3 Thank Banaltra
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Chicago, IL
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great tour!”
Reviewed 5 November 2007

Our whole family visited San Francisco for many times, but we only discovered this gem during our recent trip, the Chinese Culture Center's "Heritage Walk", their tour is very flexible with great rate. We started off meeting our guide at the Center's gift shop, a very nice boutique, while we are waiting for her, we visited their gallery. Their exhibit "Nostalgia", a contemporary photography, video and installation show gave us a wonderful visual, historic and cultural experience, it was better than we thought!

Then following the guide, we went on the tour of Chinatown, boy, the alley streets became so much more with the guide's information! We also went into the famous temple, which is tiny, mysterious and very unique, she took us to so many places inside the building, telling us the history, even the fortune cookie factory, a dark but very warm and friendly place!

Because we enjoyed our tour so much, we told our friends in San Francisco, and guess what, they also took it themselves and loved it!

7 Thank Davidtour
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