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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

  • Walk San Francisco’s haunted streets on a 90-minute nighttime tour
  • Hear stories of the Tenderloin’s horrifying past under the cover of dark
  • Visit some of downtown’s spookiest sites while a guide shares their history
Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery
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Experience San Francisco’s haunted history on this after-dark walking tour. For 90 minutes, a guide leads you down frightening alleys and through mysterious downtown landmarks while telling stories about the infamous crimes that shaped the City by the Bay. This themed history excursion is perfect for anyone over the age of 10 who appreciates an unusual experience and relishes seeing a beloved city in a darker, more unsettling light.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Union Square to begin your spooky tour of San Francisco’s downtown and Tenderloin neighborhoods. Then, prepare to get swept up in the horror as your guide tells unnerving tales of unsolved murders, paranormal activity, notorious criminals, shady brothels and brazen assassins.
You’ll walk to the famed St. Francis Hotel, where legendary figures from Hollywood and politics stayed and sometimes died under mysterious circumstances. Learn how the gritty Tenderloin got its name and visit the site of a dramatic suicide that cast a long shadow over downtown.
As the tour circles back to Powell Street and the haunted Union Square Hotel, you’ll visit the Curran Theater murder site, see where the Zodiac Killer found his final victim, and stop at the location where Tessie Wall ran her ill-famed brothel. You'll never see San Francisco the same way.
Reviews (162)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour!!

Took this tour with my 3 teenagers and it was great! Nothing real scary, just super informative and Sebastian was amazing as our guide through city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelNfam1205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Sebastian was our guide and he was very entertaining, lots of great history about san francisco and some stories that wouldnt be aware of. Really fun offbeat activity

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Madhatterqoii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sebastian is a virtuoso

The material is OK/cute but Sebastian's a treat. Take the tour to watch an excellent entertainer up close. Thanks Sebastian!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amanwithclass
Reviewed 16 December 2018

This was by far the coolest thing I did in San Francisco! The guide Heaven on Earth was spectacular! The haunting stories were creative and spooky!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ethan M
Reviewed 25 November 2018
Haunted SF: ghosts, murder and mystery

Was very entertaining. Mary is a great storyteller. We enjoyed learning a little bit of SF history. Would like to have a little more varied areas, or scenery. Ex being able to go into a room where things happened, rather than just standing on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank enakamoto1
Wes L, Guest Relations Manager at Wild SF Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Hey there! We're so happy you had fun on our spooky Haunted SF tour! We're currently working on developing a more hands on haunted tour in a different part of san francisco, and will definitely be taking your input into consideration! Stay tuned :)

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3 January 2019|
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Response from megano1 | Reviewed this property |
Totally safe!!
3 January 2019|
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Response from KRBren | Reviewed this property |
It's mostly near Union Square. You are technically in the Tenderloin, but I don't think we got more than 2-3 blocks from Union Square during the whole tour.
6 November 2018|
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Response from 86MissyJ | Reviewed this property |
Dont think so
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