Pacifica Historical Society

Preserving & Celebrating Pacifica's Past

The Pacifica Coastside Museum

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1850 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica CA  94044

Open: 1-4pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (and by appointment)


The Pacifica Coastside Museum is a fascinating stop for locals and visitors alike. It is housed in the historic "Little Brown Church," built in 1910, and saved from development by the Pacifica Historical Society in 2005.  We are located at 1850 Francisco Blvd in Pacifica, and we are open 1-4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


Current exhibits include...

  • An exploration of the Ohlone culture, which thrived in Pacifica and throughout the Bay Area for over 1,000 years
  • A commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Portola expedition, which climbed Pacifica's Sweeney Ridge in 1769, marking the first time Europeans saw the San Francisco Bay
  • A celebration of the Ocean Shore Railroad, which ran from 1905-1920, offering the first major opportunity for San Francisco residents to explore the beautiful coastal region 
  • A look at Pacifica in the modern era, including its emergence as a surfing mecca and a site of pivotal victories in the environmental movement