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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5094HISTORY
Step out on a historical walking tour of San Francisco's internationally renowned gay neighborhood, the Castro. While walking you will learn about the history of the Castro and visit the historical landmarks that remain a symbol and source of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activism and events.

This comprehensive San Francisco tour details the rich and diverse history of the Castro neighborhood and beyond.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
On this guided walking tour through San Francisco's vibrant Castro district you'll visit the Castro Theatre, one of San Francisco's premier movie houses, which gave the neighborhood its name.

Harvey Milk, San Francisco's icon and civil rights leader, was a profound contributor to the history of the Castro. On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit Harvey Milk's residence, his photo shop and campaign headquarters.

Other Castro landmarks you will see on this historical walking tour include the Pink Triangle Memorial Park (a triangular free-standing memorial to thousands of gay men persecuted in Nazi camps of World War II), and the legendary Twin Peaks Tavern (First gay bar in America to have glass windows).

All tours are incredibly informative and empowering. Public walkways are wheelchair accessible.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Harvey Milk Plaza
Departure Time:
10am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12pm

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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District

Mural in the Castro District

Inclusions:
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please note: GLBT History Museum open Wednesday to Sunday
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Davin C, Australia, August 2014

We met Kathy at Harevry Milk Plaza and commenced our tour once the others had arrived. Kathy is very informative and was a great guide. The impact Harvey Milk made on a community in such a short time is staggering. One of the most poignant things was when we saw where the AIDS quilt was made and Kathy explained how big it is and how it is currently stored. She is correct the quilt needs to be in a museum.

Reviewed by: Abby H, August 2014

I had visited the Castro previously and just knew I was missing something. This tour highlighted all of the things that I missed that first time. We learned so much about the Castro culture and history.

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Tour code: 5094HISTORY