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Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Discover San Francisco’s dark side on a ghost-hunting tour, using a provided, personal EMF detector to scan haunted alleys, neighborhoods, and street corners. It’s not just ghosts. Exploring with a ghost-hunter guide means you’ll learn the city's scariest secrets and stories, too. As you walk through its nighttime streets, hear about everything from Gold Rush cemeteries to paranormal activity and unexplained deaths in the heart of San Francisco.
  • Use provided EMF detector to check for paranormal activity
  • See San Francisco through its ghostly history
  • Unique, all-ages way to experience the city at night
  • Convenient meet-up point close to public transit

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Use of ghost hunting gear
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Transamerica Pyramid
    600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

    We will meet at the newspaper kiosk at the corner of Montgomery and Clay streets, right at the foot of the Transamerica Pyramid. The closest street address is 598 Clay Street. There is NO restroom break on the tour: the closest is at the bars High Horse or Barbarossa Lounge (both closed on Sundays).

End point

  • 7 Waverly Pl
    7 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

    We will end in Chinatown, 3.5 blocks away from where we began. Post-tour, we recommend a visit to the historic dive bar Li Po Lounge (a favorite of Anthony Bourdain's) for their deadly Chinese mai tais.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children age 10 and under
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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A must do if you're looking for something out of the ordinary.
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Haunting and Historical
Diane_G, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed our evening with Aliya. She is an enthusiastic guide who added an intriguing historical perspective to the tour. Great way to see side streets and back alleys that we missed while in San Francisco. Terrific ending to our week.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Yay, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! We take pride in our tours and always want them to be a memorable experience for our guests. Thanks again for taking the time to write this review.
Fun and informative
Tristan_Y, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Aleah was hilarious and fun. I love her energy and the knowledge of history of San Francisco.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Tristan, thanks for your review and I'm so glad to hear you had a great time on the tour! I'll be sure to pass this feedback along to our team as well - we love hearing from our ghostly guests!
Great fun!
Becky_W, Sep 2022
Aleah was so fun and made the night memorable. Would recommend this 100%. Saw parts of San Francisco I haven't seen before and heard some scary, unfortunate history.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for your review, Becky! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour. We always try to make sure everyone has an enjoyable (and eerie) experience, and we hope to see you again!
Great fun! A good way to spend your evening.
Wendy_O, Sep 2022
Fun times! The history of San Francisco alone makes this tour worth it. But Emma really makes the tour a blast. She was amazing and really kept the group engaged the entire time. If you get the chance, definitely sign up for a tour with Emma!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for your review, Wendy! I’m so glad you had a great time with us :) We’re working hard to provide the best hands-on ghost hunting experience possible, and appreciate you joining us!
Loved it!
Alicia_G, Aug 2022
I loved the history behind San Francisco and the places with witness paranormal activity. Great Experience! Emma was a great host!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your review, Alicia! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the ghost tour. We hope this experience will be one of many great memories from your time in San Francisco!
Excellent tour!
Stephanie_K, Aug 2022
I attended this tour with my husband and 13 year old son. He was a little worried to start, but the tour was the perfect mix of history, culture, and the supernatural. We all learned a lot about some of San Francisco’s history, saw some neat architecture, and met some fun people. Our guide Aliya was engaging and knowledgeable, and also demonstrated respect for the city and its former residents. Great memories were made!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you Stephanie for taking the time to write this review. It sounds like your experience was amazing! I'm so glad that we could be a part of it and really appreciate your feedback :)
Had a great time, great...
RACHEL_M, Jul 2022
Had a great time, great tour guide! Fun and historical... good walk about old San Francisco and China town
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your review Rachel, I’m so glad you had a great time with us :) We’re working hard to provide the best hands-on ghost hunting experience possible, and appreciate you joining us!
Emma was awesome!
Julie_M, Jul 2022
Emma was awesome! Very entertaining & informative tour! We learned so much about San Francisco’s haunted history. We highly recommend this experience!!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Julie, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! We take pride in our ghostly tours and are so glad you enjoyed your evening.
Great guide and great adventure
Ambre_C, Jun 2022
Emma was great and by far the most enthusiastic but least gimmicky guide we’ve had. This is our third San Francisco ghost tour and we do them across the country. She made the night memorable.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Yay, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! We take pride in our tours and always want them to be a memorable experience for our guests. Thanks again for taking the time to write this review.
Great Experience For The Living
Leslie_S, May 2022
Jade was superb! We learned a lot about the haunted places in the city. As a native to San Francisco I never knew of these locations Jade provided history. Thank you, Jade!
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you Leslie, for taking the time to write this review. It sounds like your experience was amazing! I'm so glad that we could be a part of it and really appreciate your feedback.
Awesome.
mwebster, Apr 2022
Wonderful experience - jade and spud were fantastic- really surprised by some of the activities - so so good - perfect length of time - real insight into the city history as well - lovely group - couldn’t recommend the guides or the experience enough
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello there mwebster, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear your family had a wonderful experience with us! We take pride in our ghostly tours and are happy that we’re able to create an enjoyable experience for you.
Wes was a great tour...
Michelle_J, Jan 2022
Wes was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable. Fascinating tour about the history of San Francisco and even got a "visit" from the other side.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thanks for taking the time to review our tour! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we hope that you'll come ghost hunting with us again!
Fun and interesting tour!
Pedro_A, Jan 2022
Talked a young girl ghost using dowsing rods and also learned a lot about San Francisco’s dark history.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi Pedro, thank you for your review. I really appreciate all the time you took to share with us your experience and feedback!
Ghostly fun (and some history) for the whole family
Chris_S, Dec 2021
Wes was my tour guide. Very informative, energetic, and passionate. Loved the mix of history, ghost stories, and occasional campy moment. Each customer is given and able to use a meter that measures electromagnetic energy, which is common in paranormal interaction. I'm 27 and was all up in it HA! The tour is PG but is fun for kids and adults alike. I was only in SF for a short time and enjoyed that I got to see the parts of the city from the tour. I'm not sure I would've visited these areas otherwise. I'm from New Orleans so I've done several ghost tours over the years, but Haunted SF definitely exceeded others I've done in the past. The tour ends in front of a church in SF Chinatown. Wes mentioned a Chinese cocktail bar just a few blocks down called Li Po, famous for the Chinese Mai Tai. Enjoy the tour and make a stop at Li Po after for a post-tour Mai Tai! :)
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Thank you Chris for taking the time to write this review. It sounds like your experience was amazing! I'm so glad that we could be a part of it and really appreciate your feedback. I hope that your travels bring you back again soon!
Great experience!
Nicole_L, Nov 2021
We had a great time on your tour guide Jade was great! So fun to walk around the city, hear about the history walk with your ghost detectors and see fun things!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Nicole, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with us! We take pride in our ghostly tours and are happy that we’re able to create an enjoyable experience for you.
Lots of fun!!
Kim_Y, Nov 2021
Great to learn the history of San Francisco! The equipment made it extra special! The guide was very knowledgeable on both ghosts and the history of the city.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Kim, thank you for your review. I really appreciate all the time you took to share with us your experience and feedback!
Educational & Spooky
Gabriel_C, Nov 2021
It was great learning about the history of San Francisco and the hauntings that came with it. I definitely recommend if you make a trip up here.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you had a great time on our tour. This is what makes our ghost tours the best in San Francisco :)
Great ghost history
Tina_M, Nov 2021
Our guide was Jade. She was very professional and easy to follow. She seemed real, relaxed and full of experience. We toured on Halloween Night, so I guess I had expected more “activity” from the spirits, but maybe they don’t perform on holidays? We are medium skeptics, but always hopeful for a confirmation. The stories were awesome, would have liked to see BIGGER photos, and maybe dive in a little further, like tour THROUGH the tunnels or the opera house. But the history was fantastic. Could be cool with a cross experience- food tour, bar hop, or a séance!!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Tina, thank you for your review. I really appreciate all the time you took to share with us your experience and feedback!
Super fun time seeing SF spooky side
Linda_L, Oct 2021
So much fun! Great stories and fun to see parts of SF that I have not seen and learn about the history of those areas. Kids loved the ghost hunting. Something for all ages — from elementary up. Would very highly recommend.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Linda, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear your family had a wonderful experience with us! We take pride in our ghostly tours and are happy that we’re able to create an enjoyable experience for you.
Fun as well as Interesting
Marie_H, Sep 2021
Jade our tour guide was amazing. The tour was fun as well as informative. I would recommend this tour for anyone that’s interested in the history of San Francisco as well as anyone who has their minds eye open.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
That means a lot Marie. We appreciate your recommendation!
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