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Time90 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

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
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).

Reviews

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J
, Aug 2018

Cynthia was knowledgeable and friendly. I have walked through Chinatown before, but after this tour, I have a much better sense of the history.

R
, Nov 2017

While it was a somewhat interesting tour, we were underwhelmed by the narrative. The tour seemed a bit disorganized, and I really would not recommend it.

M
, Nov 2016

I went on this tour with my two young-adult daughters and all three of us loved it. The ghost stories were fun to hear, and we got to throw loud snappers each time the word ghost was pronounced. But what I found most interesting was the cultural and historical background of Chinatown and the back-streets tour. Our guide was charming and informative.

T
, Oct 2016

A great time had by all. Ruby was very informative. She had a nice walking pace to enable everyone to keep up. Thank you

K
, Oct 2016

Great fun. Our guide, Cynthia, showed us all around Chinatown with expert knowledge from a local. Learnt a lot of interesting facts and heard a few ghostly tales. A fun way to spend an evening.

s
, Jul 2016

The stories about China Town and the experience of things we saw :

S
, Jul 2016

So interesting and fun! We really enjoyed all of the history and dark stories our guide shared with us. She is so knowledgeable and was able to answer lots of questions from our group. I would highly recommend this tour!

N
, Jul 2016

This tour was very informative and took you places you would never dare to walk in Chinatown. The lady that does this tour is very nice and was a lot of fun to be around.

L
, Jun 2016

This tour was amazing!

t
, May 2016

Cynthia Yee was an amazing tour guide, friendly, easy going, and very informative!

My boyfriend and I being locals, me of 6 years and him born and raised in San Francisco never thought to take a tour in our own City. I'm so glad we did, because this is a must-take-tour ESPECIALLY for locals. Even he was surprised how much he didn't know about Chinatown!

We learned so much that night, Friday the 13th, a surprisingly quiet night for Cynthia's Ghost Walking Tour of Chinatown. The tour was very personal as we were the only attendees that night. I guess people really didn't want to actually risk seeing a ghost on a night fated to be unlucky :D

I don't want to spoil the tour for future takers, but we learned so much as though we were hearing stories from a family member or friend, stories of Chinese heritage and history in SF we never knew before from secret passageways of escape for immigrants when Chinatown was first developing, to the bubonic plague in the early 1900s, tales of sailors and ladies of the night along the Barbary Coast, the origin of getting shanghaied, and of course stories of many an infamous murder and locations of ghost sightings.

Though we didn't see, hear, or feel any strange presences, we did think we smelled a whiff of perfume from a fabled lady killed at Fragrance Alley. I would absolutely purchase this tour again and bring more friends next time to impress them and learn even more about the history of Chinatown. Maybe around Halloween time.


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