Explore the historical, diverse and colorful sites of San Francisco's internationally renowned LGBTQ neighborhood, the Castro. Walk thru the many vibrant sites that emphasize how San Francisco and the Castro community play crucial roles in Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer culture and struggle for Civil Rights in America. This fun and fascinating 2 hour tour is the most comprehensive LGBTQ tour available and includes a minimum of 15 historical sites that span from the Gold Rush, World War II, civil rights leader, Harvey Milk, the AIDS epidemic, the Rainbow Honor Walk and beyond! Tours are conducted by a professional tour guide, long time resident and LGBTQ community activist.
On this guided walking tour through the vibrant Castro neighborhood, you'll discover how San Francisco plays a major role in LGBTQ history and civil rights dating back to the Gold Rush in 1848, World War II through modern times today. Discover how Harvey Milk, San Francisco's icon and civil rights leader, was a profound contributor to creating one of the largest LGBTQ community in the world. On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit Harvey Milk's residence, his photo shop and campaign headquarters, school and library. Other Castro landmarks you will see include the Pink Triangle Park & Memorial (remembering thousands of gay men persecuted in Nazi camps of World War II), the Rainbow Walk (bronze sidewalk plaques honoring famous LGBTQ people whom have made a difference in the world), the AIDS Quilt Names Project, the Human Rights Campaign and much more! All tours are incredibly informative and empowering. Public walkways are wheelchair accessible. No large hills!