San Francisco: Evening Ghost Tour

4.6 / 5

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San Francisco: Evening Ghost Tour

From $22 per person

Join a ghost walking tour through Nob Hill and Union Square. Discover haunted hotels, streets, clubs, and office buildings. Learn about the ancient secrets of the Sutter building and the devastation that followed the 1906 earthquake.

About this activity

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Learn about the haunted past of San Francisco on a one-hour walking tour through the historic downtown neighborhoods
  • Hear stories of the famous tragedies that still haunt the Westin St. Francis and Fairmont Hotels
  • Discover famous San Francisco characters, who came to strike it rich during the famous Gold Rush of 1849
  • Pick up insights into the lives of people who endured the terrible 1906 earthquake that destroyed the city
Full description
Set off on a San Francisco ghost tour through 8-12 different sites around the downtown area. Meet your experienced tour guide at Union Square and embark on a one-hour tour through the Nob Hill area. Perfect for first-time visitors and locals alike, this tour is great way to see the amazing sites of the affluent neighborhoods while getting a feel for the city's ghostly atmosphere.  See a side of the city seldom witnessed. Take a walk past by haunted hotels, streets, clubs, and office buildings. Learn about the ancient Mayan secrets of the Sutter buildings, the famous tragedies that haunt The Westin St. Francis, and the devastation and heartbreak that followed the great earthquake of 1906, which has literally and figuratively haunted the city for over a century. Find out about the terrible night that lead to Fatty Arbuckle's blacklisting from the film industry. After the gold rush of 1849, San Francisco became a beacon of hope and prosperity, but not everyone can strike gold, and inevitably, many people seeking fame and fortune found tragedy instead; their stories are likely to disturb and frighten you. These events throughout history continue to have an impact on the area, and the accounts you'll hear on this tour reveal that these hills have just as much horror as happiness.
  • Ghost walking tour with a local tour guide
  • Photo opportunities throughout the evening
  • Well-researched and updated stories of history
  • Eyewitness accounts of paranormal activity
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the southeast corner of Powell Street and Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, on the corner of Union Square

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Video recording
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  •  The tour is around one hour long, is one mile long, and does involve some uphill walking
  •  Paid parking is available at nearby parking garages and lots
  •  This is a family-friendly tour and is suitable for everyone, so bring your kids, friends, or a date
  •  This tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible; service animals are allowed
  •  Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages will not be permitted during the tour
  •  Please note that this tour does not go inside the buildings; however, you are more than welcome to visit the public locations at your leisure after the tour has ended
  •  Note that tours are held rain or shine, so please come prepared for the weather with an umbrella or a poncho
Customer reviews

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4.6 / 5

based on 18 reviews

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The guide was very knowledgeable and very talkative. She not only talked about hauntings and history, but she also spoke about conspiracies. There is a lot of walking on this tour and, being San Francisco, there are alot of hills to walk up. My wife and other people guests needed to take breaks going up these hills. Overall the tour was great!

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June 19, 2021

Excellent tour! Family friendly and very informative!! I wish I would’ve opted for the extended tour!! It was so good, the hour wasn’t enough!! One piece of advice, bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes! Excellent way to see all of the amazing architecture in the area along this walking tour!

June 7, 2021

great information great tour guide!

June 3, 2021

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