Grateful Dead House
Grateful Dead House
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Fans of rock won't want to miss this historic townhouse in the heart of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. This is where the legendary rock band, Grateful Dead, called their home between 1966 and 1968. While the house is privately owned and cannot be entered, you can try to imagine the wild parties and iconic tunes that were composed within its walls. Don't forget to snap a photo from the outside, too. While in the birthplace of counterculture, don’t miss the offbeat shops lining Haight Street (including countless thrift shops) and stay around to catch some live music in the area’s funky clubs—best explored on a hippie culture tour. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Haight-Ashbury
The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighbourhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.

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betsnow
Tucson, AZ2,024 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Just do it. If you are a fan of classic rock, or just nostalgic and wanting to immerse yourself in the areas history, why not just pop by and take a photo of yourself by the house? We were careful to be respectful given there are people who live there and own the house (and are probably inside rolling their eyes at us) but it was fun to see where the Grateful Dead once lived and made music and likely did lots of other naughty things!
Written 7 September 2023
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David T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
It was amazing.
In San francisco for the dead and company
Finally tour.
The history surrounding the house
Was like a trip back In time.
Written 14 August 2023
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Tracy A
22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
There is nothing to see! The house is difficult to locate and is privately owned. My husband was still happy he got to see it, but a $30+ Uber to stand in front of houses with no clue what to look for? Waste of precious vacation time. And I am not a prude, but the gal who decided to set up her pole dancing station on the corner of the “retail area” of this neighborhood - who seemed to be in the middle of her public “wardrobe change” in between acts…? Can’t unsee that. I would not recommend pursuing this on a vacation in a city that has so many amazing sites to see! Snag our pic and say you went! 😜
Written 17 March 2022
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Joshua K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Must see for any Deadhead who stops by in the Bay. The main part of the Haight is obviously a little 'grimey' but the house itself is a spectacular sight as a relic of history.
Written 5 March 2022
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Swissman564
Lewes, DE26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We were in The Haight just two days ago. This house was a must-see for a couple of aging hippies admittedly and joyfully stuck in the music and culture of the 60's and early 70's. The Dead-house seems to be lovingly restored which was very nice to see. As previously mentioned by others, you wouldn't know it was anything special if you didn't already know.

Now here's the bad part. Walking around The Haight now is an entirely different experience from what it was when I last visited SF 16 years ago. And not for the better. There are homeless people all over the streets and an entire half block of tents and ramshackle homeless shelters are fenced-in and hidden by ugly hanging tarps at the end of the street across from the park. The addicts can be aggressive and very belligerent. It's just a shame because the local businesses are doing what they can to perpetuate the spirit but their task has been rendered nearly impossible. After strolling the length of the strip we left because we were absolutely uncomfortable and felt unsafe. We were hassled by people for money and food. Also, there is no place to sit or use the restroom anywhere.
Written 25 April 2021
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andrew r
Bel Air, MD108 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
It is just a house with no sign of its history visible. Privately owned, so they can do as they wish w no complaint from me, but if u are expecting anything other than just looking at the outside of a normal townhouse you will be let down. All of the musical history of the Haight is underplayed and hard to locate.
Written 21 June 2020
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Kenisha
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
You can't get inside but I was in the neighborhood for dinner early so I stood out front to take it in and bonded with some traveling Dead Heads who were there to capture the moment as well. Friendly neighbors informed us that but this house is in walking distance to Janis Joplin's old home. Just strolling around Haight Ashbury was inspiring trip back in time to the Summer or 69.
Written 7 March 2020
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Richard M
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This appears to be a person's actual house although inhabited by Grateful Dead in the past. It's a nice house from outside but I would not have contemplated knocking on the door. I am not even a Grateful Dead fan but this was recommended to see in Haight Ashbury district.

Good to take a discreet photo and post to friends. It is beautifully maintained. It's a short walk off Haight. But it will just take up a minute to see this
Written 19 February 2020
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Cat
Ocala, FL238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you are in the Haight area walk up to 710 Ashbury Street so you can check out where the Dead lived during their time in the area. It is a private residence so it is imperative to be polite and regard the premises as such. On the side walk is a much faded small, painting of the Grateful Dead. A few minutes is all you need to check it out.
Written 4 December 2019
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Graham W
London, UK60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Honestly it’s just a house. It’s interesting only to imagine it in the 60’s. The surrounding area is interesting too apart from the very cheesy hippie shops .
Written 30 October 2019
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