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BART to the Future: A Tour of Modern Transit in San Francisco [Walking Tour]

  • Glen Park Station 2901 Diamond Street San Francisco, CA, 94131 United States (map)
Historic rendering of Embarcadero BART station showing escalators to MUNI level

Two dates! BART to the Future: A Tour of Modern Transit in San Francisco


After decades of planning, design, and construction, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) opened to the public in 1972. Join the Northern California Chapter of DOCOMOMO-US on a tour to learn about BART's history, Mid-Century Modern design, and unique construction. The tour will visit several BART stations designed by prominent local Modern architects including Ernest Born, SOM, and Tallie Maule. While riding between stations, information on additional system components will be presented, including graphics, industrial design, and public artwork. 

Gather in front of Glen Park BART Station at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 or Sunday, Jan. 27. The tour will start promptly and last approximately two hours, including stops in San Francisco. The tour will officially end at Embarcadero Station around 12 p.m. The ticket price of $25 includes all BART fare during the tour.

A $5.00 discount will be provided for those who bought tickets to our November 2018 tour that was canceled due to the wildfire smoke.

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Photo credit: Embarcadero Station, [Tallie Maule Collection], Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley.