Silhouette of two men at 1155 market st.

Tours

Tours are hosted by our Information Concierge Esmeralda Soto from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If this time does not work for you, then a tour can be scheduled ahead of time for you and your group. Email esoto@lighthouse-sf.org.

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In 2016, the LightHouse completed the move from its old location at 214 Van Ness Ave., where it was situated for more than two decades, to a new, state-of-the-art headquarters at 1155 Market Street in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

A rare example worldwide of physical space designed by and for blind individuals, with the leadership of world-renowned architect Mark Cavagnero and blind architect Chris Downey, the New LightHouse is not only a blindness center fit for the 21st Century, but has dozens of subtle but meaningful features which may not be obvious to those unfamiliar with universal design. Held together by an elegant three-story staircase which serves as the top-floor office’s centerpiece, the New LightHouse also includes short-term residential facilities, a large teaching kitchen, a HAM radio room, technology centers, studios and computer labs, among many other technological and practical meeting spaces for blind education, community building and skills training.

If you would like to walk in for a Tuesday or Thursday tour, we ask that you arrive to check in by 9:45 a.m. If this time does not work for you, email esoto@lighthouse-sf.org for more infomation.