Have you been on a tower that has a great history? And, have you heard what kind of story lies beneath those walls of the tower. Well, if you want to have these kinds of experiences, then try going to the Coit Tower in San Francisco.
The tower was built in the year 1933 with the support of an eccentric persona named Lillie Hitchcock Coit. This was completed as a magnificent tower that lies in San Francisco. In the same year, Lillie had been a popular person because of the support that she gave on the local firemen. And when she died, one third of her wealth was used for the beautification of the tower. That was the Coit tower was named after her and made it as a memorial place for her. This was done by Arthur Brown Jr., who was also involved in the building of the splendid City Hall. Today, the Coit Tower may be regarded as an image skyline in San Francisco crowning the Telegraphic Hill that overlooks the waterfront of the entire city.
What Can You Expect in Coit Tower?
As a tourist, you can see that visiting the observation deck and parking lot of the Coit Tower, you can enjoy the scenery of the wide waterfront seascape. And then you can see the cityscapes best from the small recreational areas which are located behind the tower. There are also Murals that are decorated on the lobby. Some of the murals depicted are the life of California during Great Depression and was regarded to be like a theme for Communists.
If you want to see this in full, then all you need is take a tour in this outstanding Coit Tower. Hearing those histories behind that great tower will surely make you amazed.
Winter hours (10/1 through 2/28): Daily: 9 am-4:30 pm
Holiday closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve
||1 Telegraph Hill Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94133|
|Elevator Entrance Fees|
|*Child 5-11 yrs
*Free for Children 4 and under