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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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10am Departure
Departs at 10am
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.
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1 - 5 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent tour!

We really enjoyed this tour. Kathy, the tour guide, was knowledgeable and friendly. She shared information about San Francisco in general, and the Castro specifically. She also recommended several restaurants in the area to come back and visit. Highly recommend this tour!

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy was awesome - skilled and delightful as a tour guide.

There wasn't one person in our tour group who didn't experience a personal conversation with Kathy as we walked the streets of the Castro. Her knowledge and heartfelt sharing of the poignant history of the district was deeply moving and so informative. An experience not...More

Thank Hilary F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Brings the place to life.

We can’t recommend this enough. Kathy spoke with such warmth and humanity it was very humbling. A lovely person with obvious passion for the subject. Sounds a bit corny to say that streets were given energy but that’s exactly how it felt. On a separate...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Must do civil rights tour in SF!

Very happy I booked this tour! Kathy was passionate, knowledgeable, and very friendly. I learned so much about the history of the Castro community. I'm an educator back home and I'm looking forward to sharing my stories when I get back to my students!

Thank mtabanera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Humbling Experience!

If there's one thing you must do in SF, it's Kathy's tour! Gay or straight; her passion, knowledge and respect of those men and women who have paved the way for inclusion and civil rights for all is humbling. It's the personal pieces of information...More

Thank Neil M
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Ashton C
28 June 2018|
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Response from JuanjoCruz | Reviewed this property |
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|
Response from Leigh W | Reviewed this property |
2 hours.