Historic building in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore
A grand Queen Anne–style Victorian, its original 1886 splendor intact, this family mansion looks like a Clue game come to life – Colonel Mustard could certainly have committed murder with a rope in the dark-wood ballroom, or Miss Scarlet with a candlestick in the red-velvet parlor. One-hour tours are led by docents devoted to Victoriana. Kids get to play with Victorian toys and a vintage toy train. Sundays the society leads neighborhood walking tours.