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

From US$25.00
  • Gain insight into San Francisco's history as a center for LGBT rights
  • Be inspired by the LGBT activism of this iconic district 
  • See landmarks from the Gold Rush, World War II, Harvey Milk era, and more
The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District
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10am Departure
Departs at 10am
Discover the LGBT history of the Castro district in San Francisco on a guided walking tour led by a longtime resident of the neighborhood. Leave the navigation to your guide, as you explore at least 15 sites of interest and hear detailed commentary about local history and landmarks. You’ll also learn how the Castro continues to play a vital role in LGBT activism and events.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Castro Pride Flagpole in the heart of the Castro to meet your guide.

Travel to several places relevant to the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the legendary gay rights activist who was also San Francisco’s first openly gay elected politician. See where he lived and worked, and hear about his contributions to the city and LGBT civil rights.

Take in landmarks including the  Pink Triangle Memorial Park, the Rainbow Honor Walk Project, the AIDS Quilt Names Project, and the Human Rights Campaign.

The tour proceeds at a leisurely pace, and the public walkways are wheelchair accessible.
Reviews (247)
1 - 5 of 154 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Informative and very enjoyable!

We took the tour this past Wednesday with Kathy, a community resident, who has a warm and kind personality and in-depth knowledge of the area’s history. It was great, I highly recommend it!

Thank Laurel G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour of a great district!

Kathy was a kind, well spoken person and a wonderful guide who told the story of the Castro with humor and ease. The tour itself was great and informative. We saw a variety of places in the district and learned about the history of Harvey...More

Thank Ariana A
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile
Enlightening - do not miss!

We were lucky enough to join Kathy’s historical tour of the Castro district the other morning. It was engaging, entertaining, moving and informative - yes, all of those things rolled into one! Kathy is a wonderful individual, committed to the Castro district and extremely involved...More

Thank Ian O
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Extremely informative and enjoyable

We took the tour of the Castro last Friday. Kathy was our tour guide and she was great. She was so incredibly knowledgeable about everything that had happened in history and was able to answer all of our questions. She delivered everything in a really...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 11 September 2018
Fantastic tour

A wonderful blend of history, current day LGBTQ issues, comedy and sadness; this tour really does have it all. Kathy is a fantastic guide (and individual as showcased by her involvement with the community) and clearly has a passion for the subject. I can't recommend...More

Thank Ben H
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Ashton C
28 June 2018|
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Response from JuanjoCruz | Reviewed this property |
If memory does not fail me, my tour ended at the building where Harvey Milk used to have his studio, and that is in the heart of The Castro district. By then you will be able to head different directions to explore on your... More
Patti H
4 June 2018|
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2 hours.