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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery provided by Wild SF Walking Tours

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Overview
Experience San Francisco’s haunted history on this after-dark walking tour. Your guide leads you down frightening alleys and through mysterious downtown landmarks while telling stories about the infamous crimes that shaped the City by the Bay. This themed history excursion is perfect for anyone over the age of 10 who appreciates an unusual experience and relishes seeing a beloved city in a darker, more unsettling light.
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You'll start at
Union Square
Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USAMEETING POINT: Union Square (on the STAIRS at corner of Stockton and Post). Your guide will wear a light-up skeleton necklace, and will be impossible to miss. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in. No refunds or reschedules if you miss your tour, tours happen even in rain or mysterious fog.
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    Union Square
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Westin St. Francis (hotel)
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Glide Memorial United Methodist Church
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Hotel Union Square
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
44 Ellis St
44 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USAEnds about 3 blocks from meeting point
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Highlights
  • Walk San Francisco’s haunted streets on a nighttime tour
  • Hear stories of the Tenderloin’s horrifying past under the cover of dark
  • Visit some of downtown’s spookiest sites while a guide shares their history
  • See a revered American city from a new and unnerving perspective
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Union Square to begin your spooky tour of San Francisco’s downtown and Tenderloin neighborhoods. Then, prepare to get swept up in the horror as your guide tells unnerving tales of unsolved murders, paranormal activity, notorious criminals, shady brothels and brazen assassins. You’ll walk to the famed St. Francis Hotel, where legendary figures from Hollywood and politics stayed and sometimes died under mysterious circumstances. Learn how the gritty Tenderloin got its name and visit the site of a dramatic suicide that cast a long shadow over downtown. As the tour circles back to Powell Street and the haunted Union Square Hotel, you’ll visit the Curran Theater murder site, see where the Zodiac Killer found his final victim, and stop at the location where Tessie Wall ran her ill-famed brothel. You'll never see San Francisco the same way.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
44 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children age 10 and under
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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reginal_losangeles wrote a review May 2020
Los Angeles, California21 contributions4 helpful votes
I was in San Francisco for 4 days in December 2019, and I went on several walking tours with Free Tours by Foot, Wild SF, Emperor Norton, and San Francisco City Guides. I took Wild SF's Haunted San Francisco tour. I really enjoy the history, culture, and architecture that you
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Hope wrote a review Mar 2020
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I had the pleasure to work with this company and can I say I look forward to being able to join the tours that are available in the future thank you for making my experience perfect
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Nora wrote a review Mar 2020
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The tour had some very interesting facts that made me even want to do more research. Our tour guide was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Louise C wrote a review Mar 2020
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Lisa our guide was lovely, theatrical and gripped us.. we went round the streets of downtown SF and in and out of hotels with mysteries, facts, ghosts and murders of the past.. well worth the money, definitely highly recommend Louise and stuart from England (Siblings)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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AliciaChav wrote a review Mar 2020
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The tour was fun, interesting and just the right amount of spooky. The walk was a good pace and I really like the interjections of history throughout. Lisa our tour guide was dynamic and engaging.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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udib273
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Great intro to the city
Went on the free tour with Fischer as our guide, our first "taste" of SF. Fischer was funny, evocative, considerate
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dickieclarke
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Amazing introduction to SF!
What a great way to get to know the city! A 2 hour walking tour where you pay what you feel is a fair price at the
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daf58
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Food crawl!
Mina, our tour guide, made this food crawl fun, informative and a definite recommendation for a look into San Franc
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FroiseAmy
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Fantastic Tour
Fish was an awesome guide in showing our little group around the city today, very fun & knowledgeable with good tip
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elizabethdD6889RN
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Hidden Gems!
Leong was a terrific guide and explained a lot of the meaning behind some of the Mission's hidden gems.
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Sabrina C
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Close encounters indeed....must do for spirit seekers!
My teenage daughter and I went on this tour because she is totally in to all things scary. The added bonus of the g
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rickfI1808EX
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Unexplainable and amazing
I would like to give a brief review of the ghost tour I just did in SF with a very informative host and tour guide,
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indras1
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Great tour with real guides and stories
I did the free walking tour (modelled on similar tours in Europe), and it was fantastic! Our tour guide, Mina, sho
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U4376WVtheresaw
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Great walking tour in SF
Fantastic tour! Mina was an incredible and very entertaining guide. I can highly recommend this tour.
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Emilzc
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Brilliant content and guides
I took a grand total of three tours with Wild SF and each one was brilliant in its own way. I originally selected t
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Orla O
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Excellent local guide
Really enjoyed the walking tour with Fischer, great to get a local perspective as well as very interesting facts ab
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rickey530
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SO MUCH FUN
Rainey was an awesome tour guide! He is engaging, interactive, passionate about his work and his story telling is s
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Teph12
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Great Walking Tour with Mina
I went to the Free Walking Tour with Mina and enjoyed every bit of it! It was a great mix of SF history, random fac
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LouiseInCornwall
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Awesome experience, very knowledgeable tour guide.
After attending the morning ‘free’ walking tour of Downtown SF with the awesome Mina, I decided to join the Street
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Navigate646414
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Mina the magnificent
Mina was amazing on the free walking tour of San Fransisco! Very knowledgeable, friendly and was able to answer any
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  • Duration: 1h 15m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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