The David Ireland House is currently open for tours

The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street presents exhibitions and educational programs celebrating Ireland’s artistic legacy and hosts collaborative events to strengthen San Francisco’s cultural community, bringing together artists, scholars, teachers, students and the public, as Ireland’s home did during his lifetime.


Visiting Hours

Guided Tour: Fridays 2 pm & 4 pm (60-minute tour)*

Self-Guided Tour: Saturdays 12 pm- 5pm*

*Drop-ins are welcome Saturday 12-5 pm without reservations.


Planning Your Visit

The David Ireland House at 500 Capp Street, located in San Francisco’s Mission District and widely celebrated as one of the West Coast’s finest examples of a home that was transformed into an environmental artwork, sits on the corner of 20th Street and Capp Street.

The entrance for all tours is located on the 20th Street side of the building. Doors for open 10 minutes prior to the start of your visit and begin promptly as scheduled.

Walking through The David Ireland House takes visitors up one flight of stairs with a handrail. An elevator is available for visitors who use a mobility aid or are unable to climb the stairs. Please feel free to contact us with questions so we can best accommodate your visit.

Group and Class Experiences

If you are looking to book a group tour (over 10 people) or a class tour, please contact tours@500cappstreet.org or 415-872-9240 for inquiries and bookings.


COVID-19 Guidelines and Safety Measures

-If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home and reschedule your tour by contacting tours@500cappstreet.org or calling 415-872-9240

-Mask-wearing and reservations required for entry

-Sanitize hands before entering  

-Improved airflow throughout the House

Additional Visitor Guidelines

-Please refrain from touching the works and objects

-Visitors are asked to check large bags prior to the start of a tour

-All devices must be silenced during the tour

-Photographs are welcome at the end of the tour

-Please wear soft-soled shoes to protect the floors in The House, stiletto heels are not permitted

-Food and beverages are not permitted

-We welcome well-behaved service animals