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LGBTQ Castro Tour: 2-Hour San Francisco Walking Tour

Product ID: 15127
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A 2-hour tour of the Castro will introduce you to the rich and diverse history of this neighborhood as well as the city of San Francisco. As you explore the area you'll learn interesting facts about the role it has played in the gay rights movement.
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Duration: 2 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Visit the largest LGBTQ neighborhood in the world
  • Learn how San Francisco's lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer community has impacted world history & civil rights
  • Discover the Harvey Milk Plaza, and many other important sights
Full description
This guided and intimate 2 hour tour lets you explore the diversity of the Castro community with a local resident and LGBTQ activist.

You’ll relive the life and times of Harvey Milk, the slain Civil Rights leader and member of the San Francisco City Council. We’ll visit the part of the Castro where he lived and worked and served his community. In addition, visit the Harvey Milk Plaza, Milk's former camera shop, and the Civil Rights Academy.

Stroll along the "Rainbow Honor Walk," a project honoring famous LGBTQs from history, and visit the Pink Triangle Memorial Park which honors homosexuals persecuted during WWII. You’ll also see the plaque dedicated to Vietnam veteran Leonard Matlovich.

We’ll pass by the famous Castro Theater, the Hope for World Cure (AIDS) Mural and the LGBTQ Historical society.
  • 2-hour walking tour
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Gratuity

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Meeting point

The tour starts at 400 Castro Street next to the Big Rainbow Flagpole Landmark. Please look up and behind you for the 20 meter high flagpole. Please note that the illustrated Google Map location below is correct at 400 Castro Street however, the location photo is featured incorrectly and shows the Castro Theatre.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Tour route is easy with no large hills and is handicap accessible
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