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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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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 (254)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough

I booked to go on the Crusin' the Castro Walking Tour while I was on holiday in SF, after it being recommended by a friend. I honestly can't recommend this tour highly enough. Our guide Kathy met us at 10am under the large pride flag,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChrisJLindsay
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great walking tour with local activist

Did the tour together with my family from Germany. Kathy was great and very engaging. It's a shame how LGBTQ+ people still don't have the same rights throughout the U.S. and the world. Many interesting stories about about LGBTQ+ movement in San Francisco. Only downside:...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank memanu-1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Cruisin’ The Castro Walking Tour Worth It!

Tour guide Kathy was awesome. Her language was inclusive and sensitive to the diverse beauty of our community. This tour is a MUST for those identifying as LGBT. She was patient and allowed time for patrons to ask, explore and really feel the information being...More

Thank iskbeins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I would double my rating if I could.

Cannot rate this tour highly enough. It was not only an informative tour, but it had great passion behind it. Our tour guide (whose name escapes me at the moment but to whom I am forever grateful) did not recite her knowledge like a worn...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Laura W
Reviewed 31 October 2018
Life changing experience

My partner and I are from the southeastern United States. It's been a lifelong dream to visit an LGBT+ landmark such as the Castro. Kathy brought the Castro and LGBT+ history to life with her stories, historical facts, and personal experiences. If we had simply...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rbramle1
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Ashton C
28 June 2018|
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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.