• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Explore the LGBT history of the Castro on foot during this 2-hour walking tour. Follow your informative local guide through the famous neighborhood while learning about the local landmarks and historical sites. Be inspired by the rich, diverse history of this iconic district and its continuing role as an epicenter of LGBT activism and events.

Highlights

  • Guided walking tour through the Castro neighborhood
  • Learn about the history and culture of San Francisco
  • Walk by Harvey Milk's former residence and camera shop, as well as the Harvey Milk Plaza
  • See the Rainbow Honor Walk Project and the Pink Triangle Memorial Park
  • Visit the AIDS Quilt Names Projects original site
  • Informative narrative from your local guide

What You Can Expect

The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District

Castro Theatre, San Francisco

Meet your local guide for the 2-hour walking tour of the iconic Castro neighborhood. Visit the historic Castro Theatre, with its Spanish Colonial Baroque architecture, and learn about how the district got its name. 

Walk on to visit several historical sites related to Harvey Milk, the gay rights activist and famous San Francisco resident. See his home, his photo shop and the campaign headquarters for his political activities.

See the Pink Triangle Memorial Park, the Rainbow Honor Walk Project, the AIDS Quilt Names Project, and the Human Rights Campaign.

This moving, empowering and informative tour will give you authentic insight into San Francisco's history as center for LGBT rights and activism. Public walkways are all wheelchair accessible.

Customer Reviews

Barnett152

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I as the only person on this tour so it was very special to be able to have such a personal tour. I had this trip cancelled the time before I was in San Francisco so it was doubly a pleasure this time. Definitely learnt so much about the history. A must for me to do the next time I am there

Aaron B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

For anyone visiting San Francisco who is a member of the Rainbow community, has loved ones who are or simply wishes to learn more about the Castro or the gay rights movement, this tour is an absolute must do! Kathy is an extraordinarily warm, knowledgable and attentive tour guide!

Maureen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Kathy was warm and welcoming mixing a deep understanding of the history of the area and the people with a fun, up to date and very local view. For anyone who is at all interested in civil rights, this trip is for you.

Carolyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Truly wonderful tour! So much information, and such warm and friendly delivery.

Jennifer B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an insightful tour, led by a woman who was clearly passionate and knowledgeable about the area she lived in.
Best thing we did in San Francisco.

Nora K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This is a terrific tour for anyone visiting San Francisco or for anyone who lives in SF and wants to know more about their community. Tour guide Kathy is a wonderful knowledgeable person who has lived in the Castro for at least a decade. She knows the history of the community as well as the history of human rights in her country. I can't recommend this tour enough. Other people in our tour group today were interested and enthusiastic and a pleasure to be with. Take this tour - you'll love it!

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A great intro to the history of the district. Warm, informative and personal.

Olga C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Kathy is an amazing guide. We learned a lot about our Historic Walk Tour, it was very interesting.
We was very happy to have a guide like Kathy! Thanks again.

Kerry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Incredibly interesting look at the history and culture of the Castro district over the last 40 or so years. Very knowledgeable guide.

Leanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This a must-do tour for all visitors to San Francisco. Kathy is a warm, funny and knowledgable tour guide. The tour is moving and empowering. You'll learn a lot and you won't regret this booking.

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