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Visit Us at the Haas-Lilienthal House


Designed by architect Peter R. Schmidt for William and Bertha Haas, and constructed in 1886, the 11,500 square foot Haas-Lilienthal House embodies both the ambitious spirit of San Francisco’s pioneers and its grand Victorian-period architecture.

Surviving the 1906 earthquake and fire, it remained in the family until 1973, when the three adult children of the recently deceased Alice Haas-Lilienthal entrusted the House to a new architectural preservation organization, The Foundation for San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage (now SF Heritage).

After some preparation, the H-L House eventually became their new headquarters, and they quickly converted it into offices, a house museum featuring docent-led public tours, as well as a sophisticated venue for private events. SF Heritage also developed a highly successful educational program designed for third graders to learn more about architecture, preservation and 19th century living.

Today, this exuberant Queen Anne style home survives as a site of national cultural and architectural significance. In addition to being on the National Register of Historic Places and San Francisco Landmark #69, the House was designated a National Treasure in 2012 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Join a Guided Tour with an Expert

Docent-led tours of the Haas-Lilienthal House are currently offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Tours start at 12:00 1:00 and 2:00 (Tour dates & times are subject to change, excluding holidays). Tickets are sold on-site only no advance purchase is available.

Reservations are not required unless your group size is 10 or more. See below for information regarding Private and Group Tours.

Allow at least one hour for your tour. The museum closes at 3 pm. Visitors will not be allowed to join the last tour of the day past 2:30 pm


  • General: $10

  • Seniors (60+) and Youth (6-12): $8

  • SFH Members/Children 5 and under: Free

For more information, please email: Pam Larson: 

The Haas-Lilienthal House is wheelchair accessible at ground level through the Tour Entrance. An elevator is available for moving between floors. Assistance provided.



Front Parlor

Middle Parlor

Dining Room

Breakfast Room


Dining Room
Dining Room

Barry Schwartz Photography

Middle Parlor
Middle Parlor

Barry Schwartz Photography




Private Tours are typically scheduled on any day or time the House is not open for regular tours or reserved for an event. There is a minimum fee of $150 for 1 to 10 guests. For groups of 11 or more, the fee is the minimum plus $15 for each additional guest. Please reserve in advance.

Group Tours are typically scheduled on public tour days for groups of 10 or more. Pricing is the same as a regular public tour. Please reserve in advance.

For questions and reservations:

Call (415) 441-3000 EXT 14, or email to schedule your Private Tour or Group Tour.

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