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Vampire Tour of San Francisco

Highlights
  • Learn local history and vampire lore on a 1.5-hour walking tour of Nob Hill
  • See the neighborhood’s top attractions, including Grace Cathedral and the Fairmont Hotel
  • Learn about the city’s history from an expert guide while walking
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Vampire Tour of San Francisco
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Vampire Tour of San Francisco
US$ 25.00
Overview
Brush up on your vampire lore and local history on this 1.5-hour walking tour of San Francisco’s Nob Hill District. Suitable for all ages, a vampire guide will lead the way as you stop at Grace Cathedral, the Nob Hill Café, the Fairmont Hotel and the Mark Hopkins. Learn the neighborhood’s secrets and some favorite vampire tales as you go. This walk is wheelchair friendly and includes snacks to keep you fueled.
What to Expect
We meet on the corner of California and Taylor Streets, across the street from Grace Cathedral, on the side of the street where Huntington Park is. The first stop is Grace Cathedral, which lasts about 20 minutes. You learn the history of Grace Cathedral, and how it came to be in its current location. There are steps and a cement wall about 3 feet high that the audience may sit on if they want to. The second stop is the Nob Hill Café, which is one block from Grace Cathedral. We are at the café for about 15 minutes, and there are chairs outside the café that may be used if no customers from the café are using them. Here you will hear a very creative story about the history of what used to be where the café is now. This is a large portion of the 15% that is not particularly true history, but is a lot of fun to listen to. The third stop is Huntington Park, which is across the street from Grace Cathedral, so again it is a one block walk. There are benches for the audience to sit on at the park. This stop lasts about 15 minutes and covers, not only the history of the park, but information about Alcatraz and the cemeteries that were removed from San Francisco a century ago. The next stop is the Pacific-Union Club, which is directly behind the park, and is about a 2 minute walk. If there is no event being held at the club when the tour is there, the audience is allowed to sit on the bottom steps of the club. This stop is about 15 minutes, and the history of the club, which includes James Flood, who was the original owner of the building, is very fascinating. Next we visit the Fairmont Hotel. This is one of the most famous hotels in the world, and one of the most haunted spots in San Francisco. The history of the hotel is very interesting, especially the ghost stories I have been told by the staff at the hotel. This is the only stop the audience goes into. The Fairmont is home to the Venetian Room, which has a wonderful secret, that I have been given permission to disclose to the audience when I bring them in. This is only allowed when the room is not being used for an event at the time we are there. We are at the Fairmont Hotel for about 15 minutes. The last stop is the Mark Hopkins Hotel, which is located across the street from the Fairmont Hotel. I tell the history of the hotel, including stories about Mark Hopkins and his wife. This takes about 15 minutes. Also covered on the tour are: The Big Four (Charles Crocker, Collis Huntington, Leland Stanford, and Mark Hopkins), the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, the tunnels of San Francisco, Emperor Norton, and several other not so well known secrets of San Francisco.
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Reviewed 23 May 2018
Spooky Bachelorette Party

My friends surprised me with the tour and it's something I will never forget. Mina is a vivid storyteller and so knowledgable. We learned so much about the secret history of SF. She made it so engaging and her passion is infectious. Afterwards we got...More

1  Thank heather w
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Really fun experience

A great experience! Mina was so informative and engaging while giving us a fun perspective on the always interesting and sometimes spooky history of the Nob Hill buildings. We really enjoyed her enthusiasm and energy while telling us secrets of old San Francisco. Very enjoyable

1  Thank Julia B
Reviewed 19 March 2018
Unique history and FUN !

Went on Mina Harker's Vampire Tour recently...she kept us entertained with stories and history on the hill. All in our party enjoyed it. Just the right tempo and mood for an enjoyable evening out while we were visiting THE City ! !

2  Thank EFBensonFan
Reviewed 2 March 2018
Great fun!

Took the tour in June of 2017. We had so much fun - lot's of quirky history even as a born-in-San-Franciscan did not know. Went home and bought several books to learn even more! Came from hot Sacramento weather, folks it is very cold and...More

Thank judyfoxy1
Reviewed 1 March 2018
A spooky fun tour that I would do again and again

The Vampire Tour of San Francisco is an easy walk around Nob Hill hosted by that notorious Vampire Nina Harker--remember her from Dracula! She tells tales and Vampire lore at several stops and it is especially fun that she works in historical San Francisco to...More

1  Thank 4tess2read
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