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

43 Reviews

  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5094HISTORY

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.

Reviewed by: Stephanie W, August 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to San Francisco. Kathy was very knowledgeable and entertaining! You will receive a first hand account from someone who has been truly involved in the Castro culture. I would recommend the tour to anyone gay, straight or otherwise as it will really open your eyes to the drive for equality in America and the history of San Fran. Thanks again Kathy!

Reviewed by: Barton G, July 2014

Kathy is a superb guide, warm, knowledgable and clearly passionate about her subject. For a gay man of a certain age, finally seeing the locations where so much history took place was both fascinating Nd in readily moving.

Reviewed by: Irene G, July 2014

We highly recommend this tour! It was both educational and inspirational. Tour guide did an excellent job!!!! Thank you.

Reviewed by: William J, June 2014

Our tour guide Cathy was so great. First, everyone could 'hear' her. Sometimes tour guides are not cognizant of that little detail. Cathy brought to light much of Castro history I was never aware of (as a Floridian) and even gave details she knew of it's future, the street project in progress, along with the plaques to be imbedded. The Harvey Milk history Cathy provided enhanced, for me, what I had seen in the movie 'Milk'. Now I want to see it again having my knew found knowledge. The elementary school mosaics and their representation of equality - hope for a more tolerant upcoming generation - was not only inspiring -- I would have not known they even existed had Cathy's tour not led us down the street they were on. On and on, there's so much to mention. The tour is a 'must do' for the open-minded visiting SF. Bill and Ramon

Reviewed by: Thomas H, April 2014

Kathy leads an informative, even emotionally moving, tour of the Castro district. Her tales, the memorials and sites tell an uplifting story of historical tragedy, courage, dedication and accomplishment in America's humanity.

Reviewed by: Roland M, April 2014

Kathy was a natural, well informed and caring tour guide in this great area. I fell for the area big time!!!

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Tour code: 5094HISTORY