In 1915, San Francisco hosted the world's fair called the Panama Pacific International Exposition.
Learn how the Exposition became a reality;how visionary San Francisco businessmen crafted an exposition to draw tourism and business to their city.
Learn specific information about the Exposition; its palaces of advancement, its international pavilions and its entertainment events.
Learn about the legacy of the Exposition and how today, San Francisco still enjoys many vestiges of the fair.
Visit the San Francisco Public Library website to take a virtual tour of the fair with the official 1915 map. To see a historic photo of any major building, click on the building illustrated in the map.
Historic Photos & Memorabilia
Visit the San Francisco Memories website to see photos of tickets, souvenirs, sculpture and fair pavilions.
The 1915 World's Fair brochure & walking tour
Last updated: September 9, 2022