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"Coit Tower" Coit Tower Tip by goingsolo

Coit Tower, San Francisco: 137 reviews and 263 photos

  San Francisco
by goingsolo

If you walk up Lombard Street to the top of steep Telegraph Hill, you will arrive at the path to this cylindrical tower. The tower is supposed to resemble the shape of a fire hose, which seems odd until you hear the story as to why.

Lucille Hitchcock Coit left a large sum of money to be used for a beautification project for the city. Lucille was an honorary fireman from a young age and the city felt this monument was a fitting way to honor her dedication to the department.

From Telegraph Hill, another steep path leads to the entrance of Coit Tower. Here you will find a sculpture of Lucille Coit and great views of the bay. There is no charge to enter the tower and to admire the murals inside, but you have to pay a fee to ride the elevator to the top.

Address: 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd
Directions: Follow Lombard Street to the top of the hill or drive uphill from Stockton Street.
Phone: (415) 362- 0808

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  • Updated Jul 9, 2005
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