Chinese Historical Society of America

Local nameChinese Historical Society of America
LocationSan Francisco, USA

The Chinese Historical Society of America is the oldest and largest archive and history center documenting the Chinese American experience in the United States. It was conceived in the fall of 1962 and incorporated on January 5, 1963, and is based in San Francisco, California. It was founded by Thomas W. Chinn, C.H. Kwock, Chingwah Lee, H.K. Wong, and Thomas W.S. Wu D.D.S.

In November 2001 the CHSA relocated and opened the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and Learning Center in the Chinese YWCA building. Noted architect Julia Morgan designed the now-historic building in San Francisco's Chinatown, and included elements reminding viewers of Chinese arts and crafts.

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Opening hours

Tue - Fri: noon - 5 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Admission to the museum is free.

More information and contact


Official Website




Phone 415-391-1188

Address 965 Clay Street, 94108, San Francisco

Coordinates 37°47'37.985" N -122°24'31.673" E

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