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  • LGBTQ Castro Tour: 2-Hour San Francisco Walking Tour

    1. LGBTQ Castro Tour: 2-Hour San Francisco Walking Tour

    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.

    Excellent tour! Learned a ton about ️‍ history and culture on a lovely, personable small group tour.

  • San Francisco's Castro: Human Rights & LGBT+ History Tour

    2. San Francisco's Castro: Human Rights & LGBT+ History Tour

    Start your tour near Twin Peaks Tavern, the first gay bar in the city to install floor to ceiling windows as a way to show its patrons were not ashamed of their identities. From that landmark bar, learn about the highs and lows of the struggle for civil rights and equality that the residents of the Castro have waged for over 40 years. Step on rainbow-colored crosswalks, cross the route of the Pride Parade and then stop at sights associated with Harvey Milk and the fight for marriage equality. Learn about long-running taboos by discussing the HIV/AIDS epidemic and see how the community has banded together to fight them. In doing so, you will learn about every aspect of the "Gayborhood," from the unsung local heroes to current ideas around inclusivity. This tour will give you a better idea of the impact that this famous neighborhood continues to have on American culture.

  • San Francisco: Private Walking Tour of Castro and Mission

    3. San Francisco: Private Walking Tour of Castro and Mission

    Join this tour to explore Castro and Mission with a private guide, both known for their LGBTQ+ community and cool, artsy vibe. On this tour you will explore Harvey Milk’s ground zero and immerse yourself in the legacy of California’s first openly gay elected official. As you explore Castro, your local tour guide will teach you about the extraordinary protests and accomplishments of San Francisco residents. See the colorful streets and LGBTQ+ bars while you hear about how locals have affected positive change in feminism, peace, and LGBTQ+ rights. In Mission District, venture down Clarion Alley and admire urban graffiti and satirical political street art. Pop into the Mission Dolores to see the oldest building in San Francisco and fall in love with Missions buzzing cultural mix.

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What people are saying about San Francisco

This tour is amazing. The guide Kathy was well knowlegable and friendly. The information was accurate and very interesting, at the end of the tour you feel like you are able to understand better the LGBTQ community and you are aware of their struggles and influence in many other minorities. I loved the tour and I highly recommend it for anybody who is a lifelong learner. I will do this tour again. Also, the neighborhood is super friendly and the vibe is great.

Kathy was so great, she made us feel welcome and her knowledge about the history of LGBTQ+ was so informative. I learnt so much about the culture and how far we have come but also how far we need to go. I 100% recommended Kathy!

Tour guide Kathy knows what she is talking about and takes the guests on an exciting tour to the most important points of Castro.

It was great. Very friendly and interactive, lots of knowledge about the history and current status of the area. Loved it.

Excellent tour! Learned a ton about ️‍ history and culture on a lovely, personable small group tour.