Some interesting information about the tower


Coit Tower is located on Telegraph Hill, and is a 210 foot high, simple white concrete column, that has been there since 1933. You can see the intriguing looking tower from all over the city of San Francisco, and curiosity finally got the best of us. We decided that we would have to go up to see it, and rode a bus to Washinton Square, where we were orinally going to catch the bus up the hill. After finding out that we had just missed the bus for the tower, and that the next one wouldn’t be there for awhile, we decided to walk up the steep hill. It’s a steep walk, but pretty manageable if you take your time…and the views from the tower are worth the climb!


I couldn't wait to walk up the hill to the tower!



It sure looked like a long way up!



Coit Tower was named for Lillie Hitchcock Coit, who died in 1929, and left quite a bit of money “for the purpose of adding to the beauty of the city I have always loved.” For a fee you can go up in the tower to an observation deck, where there are 360 degree views of the city and bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge.

Telegraph Hill was named that because of a semaphore telegraph that was erected on its summit in 1850 to alert residents to the arrival of ships. Pioneer Park surrounds Coit Tower, and there are trails that wind around the tower and down the hill, making for a pleasant, although steep, walk.

It looks just as steep going down the hill as going up!



It sure is a long way up to the top of the tower!



There's a statue of Christopher Columbus in front of the tower



A nice view of the Bay Bridge from the area of the tower




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2 Responses to “Polly #2 Walked Up to Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill!”

  1. I wanna go!!!!!

  2. I really like the picture with the Christopher Columbus statue