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Public demonstration tours of the historic printing and bookmaking facilities of Arion Press and the typefoundry of M & H Type are held every Thursday afternoon at 3:00 and last approximately one hour. There is a charge of $7.00 per person and reservations are required. The tours are sponsored by the Grabhorn Institute. For reservations call the Grabhorn Institute at (415) 668-2548 or e-mail grabhorn@arionpress.com.

Our gallery is open free to the public Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and by special appointment.

Building 1802 in the Presidio is marked on the map below in yellow. Click on the map for a larger view or click here for a map of the entire Presidio (note: this map does not reflect current construction).

Directions: We are located just inside the Presidio entrance on Fifteenth Avenue off of Lake Street, on the Richmond/Sea Cliff side of the Presidio. Once inside the entrance, proceed to the stop sign in front of the Public Health hospital currently under construction. To the right of the hospital is a tall smokestack, which is Arion Press, building 1802. Turn right at the stop sign onto Wedemeyer and follow the road up and around to the left, where it becomes Hays Street. Parking is available in front of our building and around the small public park on Brown Street and Belles Street (see map).
From downtown: Go west on California Street to Fifteenth Avenue, turn right and continue across Lake Street, enter the Presidio, and proceed as above.
From the north: From Highway 101: After the Golden Gate Bridge take the Nineteenth Avenue/Park Presidio Boulevard exit; at the first intersection after the tunnel turn right onto Lake Street, right onto Fifteenth Avenue, enter the Presidio, and proceed as above.
From the south: Take Nineteenth Avenue north to California Street. Turn right onto California, left onto Funston Avenue, left onto Lake Street, cross over Nineteenth Avenue, turn right onto Fifteenth Avenue, and proceed as above.
Public transportation:
From the east or west: Take any of the following bus lines and get off at the Park-Presidio stop: 1-California, 2-Clement, or 38-Geary. Walk to Fourteenth Avenue, walk north through the walking entrance into the Presidio at Fourteenth Avenue and Lake Street, and proceed as above.
From the north or south: Take the 28-Nineteenth Avenue bus line and get off at the California Street stop. Walk to Fourteenth Avenue, walk north through the walking entrance into the Presidio at Fourteenth Avenue and Lake Street, and proceed as above.


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1802 Hays Street, The Presidio
San Francisco, California 94129
Telephone: 415-668-2542
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