San Francisco Sons of the American Revolution

Founding Chapter of the SAR


Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) supports and encourages educational activities, historical preservation, and research related to the American Revolution and the establishment of our Constitutional Republic.

The SAR honors patriots whose service and sacrifice during the Revolutionary War helped secure the independence of the American people.

The SAR fosters patriotism by publicizing and celebrating key events of our Revolutionary period and the lives of our Revolutionary Patriots.


SAR Members are lineal (bloodline) descendants of patriots who helped establish American independence.

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The San Francisco Chapter of the SAR (“SFSAR”) is chartered by The California Society of the SAR (“CASSAR”) and The National Society of the SAR (“NSSAR”).


The SAR began with the organization of the Society of the Sons of Revolutionary Sires (“SRS”) on October 22, 1875, in San Francisco, where the SRS was fully instituted on July 4, 1876. The SAS together with a number of similar societies from 12 other states, formed the NSSAR on April 30, 1889, and the SRS changed its name to the CASSAR.