Join us for a full-day Bay Area adventure replete with historical and political significance, incredible natural beauty and cultural awareness. We travel by coach from the Haggin Museum to the Tiburon Ferry Terminal. A short, refreshing ferry ride brings us to the dock on Angel Island and our awaiting open-air tram shuttle. Via a curvy, hilly road we arrive at the restored U.S. Immigration Station. In operation from 1910–1940, it was built to process immigrants from over 80 nations, but in reality became the physical mechanism to control immigration of the Chinese following the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. An expert docent guide talks about the processing of the immigrants, living conditions and ways of coping with extreme emotional hardships. There is ample time to explore outdoor features of the Immigration Station and eat your brown bag lunch while gazing out at scenic San Francisco Bay. We retrace our path via tram shuttle, ferry and coach. En route on the coach listen to your tour leaders tell you about our midway stop at 99 Ranch Market in Pleasanton. Be prepared for an immersive experience in Asian shopping and dining with many options for eating in, taking out or purchasing of ingredients!
Last day to register is May 13, 2020. *Haggin Museum members