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

From US$ 25.00
  • Gain insight into San Francisco's history as a center for LGBT rights
  • Be inspired by the LGBT activism of this iconic district 
  • See landmarks from the Gold Rush, World War II, Harvey Milk era, and more
The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District
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Discover the LGBT history of the Castro district in San Francisco on a guided walking tour led by a longtime resident of the neighborhood. Leave the navigation to your guide, as you explore at least 15 sites of interest and hear detailed commentary about local history and landmarks. You’ll also learn how the Castro continues to play a vital role in LGBT activism and events.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Castro Pride Flagpole in the heart of the Castro to meet your guide.

Travel to several places relevant to the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the legendary gay rights activist who was also San Francisco’s first openly gay elected politician. See where he lived and worked, and hear about his contributions to the city and LGBT civil rights.

Take in landmarks including the  Pink Triangle Memorial Park, the Rainbow Honor Walk Project, the AIDS Quilt Names Project, and the Human Rights Campaign.

The tour proceeds at a leisurely pace, and the public walkways are wheelchair accessible.
Reviews (251)
1 - 5 of 157 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
I would double my rating if I could.

Cannot rate this tour highly enough. It was not only an informative tour, but it had great passion behind it. Our tour guide (whose name escapes me at the moment but to whom I am forever grateful) did not recite her knowledge like a worn...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Life changing experience

My partner and I are from the southeastern United States. It's been a lifelong dream to visit an LGBT+ landmark such as the Castro. Kathy brought the Castro and LGBT+ history to life with her stories, historical facts, and personal experiences. If we had simply...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rbramle1
Reviewed 30 October 2018
Excellent, authentic & moving

You shouldn't miss this tour when visiting SF! Kathy shares the history of (not only) Castro and her experiences within the community with so much dedication, it's a pleasure to listen to her! A charming tour packed with knowledge and touching stories. Thanks a lot,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Harry K
Reviewed 6 October 2018
Informative and very enjoyable!

We took the tour this past Wednesday with Kathy, a community resident, who has a warm and kind personality and in-depth knowledge of the area’s history. It was great, I highly recommend it!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Laurel G
Reviewed 27 September 2018
Great tour of a great district!

Kathy was a kind, well spoken person and a wonderful guide who told the story of the Castro with humor and ease. The tour itself was great and informative. We saw a variety of places in the district and learned about the history of Harvey...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ariana A
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Ashton C
28 June 2018|
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If memory does not fail me, my tour ended at the building where Harvey Milk used to have his studio, and that is in the heart of The Castro district. By then you will be able to head different directions to explore on your... More
Patti H
3 June 2018|
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2 hours.