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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour

Experience the supernatural side of one of the city’s most famous neighborhoods on this San Francisco ghost tour. During this evening walking tour, you’ll explore the streets of Chinatown with a guide, who fills you in on the spirits said to haunt this historic area. Hear chilling tales and mysteries, and enjoy an alternative way to discover Chinatown.   


  • Chinatown ghost tour
  • Learn about San Francisco's haunted side
  • Explore Chinatown after dark, when the spirits emerge
  • Hear about the supernatural history of the neighborhood

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San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour

Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour

One of the oldest and biggest Chinatowns in the US, San Francisco Chinatown is hugely popular during the day with its many shops and restaurants, but fewer visitors explore the neighborhood at night. Dive deeper into this historical area on this haunted San Francisco tour with an informative guide.

You’ll start by following your guide down lamp-lit passageways and alleys where spirits from decades past are thought to lurk, waiting until twilight to emerge. Listen to stories of the neighborhood’s ghostly history, and hear about mysteries and folklore that will leave you with a tingling spine. You’ll learn about the goddess Kwan Yin and the reverence she receives, the secrets of magic moon cake, and the significance of ancient Chinese mythology.

This is a side of Chinatown that most people miss, and it’s a great way to add a little something extra to your San Francisco experience. Your tour ends at Portsmouth Plaza Park, from where you can continue your night out on your own (if you’re not too scared). 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour started on time and we walked all around the hidden alleys of ChinaTown. Our Guide told us many stories about the ghosts and legends from the neighborhood. It was a fascinating look at another culture right here. Well worth the expense and time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was such a great and different idea to do for Halloween instead of going to the clubs... our tour guide Ruby was amazing!! Very nice, entertaining but most of all knowledgeable. She had a lot of great information to share and kept us moving and wondering more along the way. I definitely recommend this tour if your just visiting Sf or just want to be entertained about spooky ghost stories.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

was very informative, I don't think Ruby stopped talking once during the tour. I liked it very much and would recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a fantastic tour, the guide was extremely knowledgable and told very interesting stories. We even used an EMF reader that detected the presence of spirits in certain places we visited. I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a great tour. We had fun and learned lots of interesting facts about China Town. Cynthia, our guide, was wonderful and very informative. Ended the tour with delicious fortune cookies. We would take this tour again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

My wife really wanted to do this one but i think i eneded up likeing it just as much well worth it very interesting and a nice stroll around china town. highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Loved it!!! Cynthia was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. The tour was the perfect length and told some great stories about the history of Chinatown. We loved seeing the colorful buildings and alley ways. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great tour...informative and fun...made the trip to Chinatown worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Our guide Cynthia was very good,taking us through china town, the bits you could see from the street and the hidden allyways and DEADends.
Heard some good stories about the birth of chinatown and some people and spirits that have inhabited the place,a good walk,very entertaining.
If you are planning to eat then i suggest you eat before the walk, we found that a lot of the resturants were closed when we finished the walk.
A very good night out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Our guide was very friendly, informative and funny. After having done a dozen weekend trips to SF, this tour gave it new life. Learned many things about Chinatown we never knew. Would definitely recommend to friends and even friends with pre-teens. Thank you to our great guide and viator.

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