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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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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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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great guide, great tour.

We and our 14 year old charge really enjoyed and appreciated Kathy and the tour. She's a great guide, and we all learned a lot.

1  Thank Silver60
Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent Tour, Terrific Guide

Thank you so much Kathy! A great, informative tour that showed us so much history and so much about what makes the Castro tick. I enjoyed every bit of it. Warning: If you're biased against anyone who isn't a straight white male, this isn't the...More

1  Thank arice715
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Worth every dollar, minute and step

Kathy was not only a phenomenal tour guide but also a true advocate. Couldn’t fault the tour, highly recommended.

1  Thank PJC2009
Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy is a wonderful Tour Guide- very knowledgeable and engaging!

A great tour of the Castro area and it's associated history. I learned lots and had some fun too! Highly recommended!

1  Thank Michelle I
Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative and Insightful

We really enjoyed our tour with Kathy. She was very knowledgable about the area and LGBTQ history and culture. She was engaging and chatty with the group. We would recommend the tour as an introduction to the Castro, its history, culture and residents.

1  Thank Rob B
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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.