The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District

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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District information and booking

from
$30
Duration
2 hours
Departs from
Harvey Milk Plaza
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12pm
Time of departure
10am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Step out on a historical walking tour of San Francisco's internationally renowned gay neighborhood, the Castro. While walking you will learn about the history of the Castro and visit the historical landmarks that remain a symbol and source of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activism and events.

This comprehensive San Francisco tour details the rich and diverse history of the Castro neighborhood and beyond.

On this guided walking tour through San Francisco's vibrant Castro district you'll visit the Castro Theatre, one of San Francisco's premier movie houses, which gave the neighborhood its name.

Harvey Milk, San Francisco's icon and civil rights leader, was a profound contributor to the history of the Castro. On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit Harvey Milk's residence, his photo shop and campaign headquarters.

Other Castro landmarks you will see on this historical walking tour include the Pink Triangle Memorial Park (a triangular free-standing memorial to thousands of gay men persecuted in Nazi camps of World War II), and the legendary Twin Peaks Tavern (First gay bar in America to have glass windows).

All tours are incredibly informative and empowering. Public walkways are wheelchair accessible.

What's included

  • Walking tour
  • Local guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off