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San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide provided by Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours

San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide

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Overview
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 several 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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    400 Castro St
    400 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
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  • 1
    The Castro
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Harvey Milk Plaza
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Human Rights Campaign Action Center and Store
    Stop: 10 minutes
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Explore the Castro’s history with a guide who witnessed key 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.
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Departure Point
400 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Castro
  • Entry/Admission - Harvey Milk Plaza
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Anne wrote a review Mar. 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Kathy was warm, welcoming and genuinely interested in each of us and our stories. She was open to sharing her own journey and engaged with us throughout the walk individually and thoughtfully. I learnt lots of great history and was deeply moved by the experience. Would recommend
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Terry wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Kathy was such a fantastic tour guide. Really passionate and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend as an introduction to the Castro neighbourhood
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Nayem C wrote a review Feb. 2020
London52 contributions54 helpful votes
Kathy led am amazing tour of the Castro. Her passion for the area and topic we amazing, and she made every fell included
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Response from CruisintheCastro, Owner at San Francisco LGBTQ Walking Tour with Local Guide
Responded Feb. 25, 2020
Nayem, thank you so much for cruisin' the Castro with me! It was my sincere pleasure :) Kathy
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Joanna H wrote a review Feb. 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom86 contributions68 helpful votes
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Kathy - cannot thank you enough! It was a totally fabulous walking tour all round. Brilliant! Kathy, our guide, was really funny, informative and passionate about her subject. She was charming and interested in every member of the group. She also gave us space to ask
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Matthew Mifsud wrote a review Jan. 2020
Gran Canaria, Spain6 contributions2 helpful votes
As the headline says, this was the best tour I did this weekend. Kathy, who's lived around Castro for a good nos of years, is extremely knowledgeable and takes great care in explainling how the LGBTQ community changed thoughout the years and the general importance in American
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Cruisin' the Castro Walking Tours
lsussman
lsussman
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A must see
Kathy was a wonderful tour guide, providing a great overview of the history and culture of the Castro area. This is
janereid70
janereid70
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Great tour!!!
We were in SF for only 3 days and packed in as much sights/history as we could. I’m so happy we did this walking to
WillyNgg
WillyNgg
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Fabulous 10/10
Loved every minute of it. Kathy was very informative and gave us the legacy of Harvey Milk and this history of gay
LeonardKam
LeonardKam
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Great tour
I recommend the Castro tour with Kathy to everyone visiting San Francisco. We learned so much, not only about the C
LuHodgson
LuHodgson
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Fantastic Saturday morninf
We had a great day out with Kathy who gave us a tour packed with so much local knowledge on LGBTIQA community, Cast
JanH587
JanH587
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Interesting & entertaining
Kathy was a very knowledgeable guide who delivered a great tour. Our teenagers thought she was great & funny. Every
Denise R
Denise R
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Amusin', enthusin' and just great walk
A great introduction to this historic thriving neighbourhood with the exceptional Kathy who weaves story, history,
ScottS4608
ScottS4608
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Cruising The Castro
Kathy our guide was absolutely amazing. She was a world of knowledge and very welcoming. By the time we left my wif
RRUBINsfca
RRUBINsfca
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A rare tour with unique perspective, a must tour if you're in San Francisco.
Wonderful perspective of the neighborhood. Kathy provides insightful context for what happened here in San Francis
Keith Z
Keith Z
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Great Walking Tour
Wonderful guide.Lots of interesting facts about the evolution of the Castro. Visit soon the tech babies are forcing
harry354
harry354
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Excellent walking tour
We loved this tour. So informative about recent equality history in San Francisco. Thanks so much. Totally recommen
clwisinski
clwisinski
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Fantastic
Kathy has a wealth of historic knowledge. Her passion for human rights and social justice is infectious!! Such an
Lisa1125S
Lisa1125S
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Fantastic tour
This tour is terrific. Kathy is clearly an important figure in the neighborhood and has an excellent depth and bre
771susanna
771susanna
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Cruising with Kathy was great
We took our 4 teenage sons on this tour in the hope of learning more about the Castro’s role in the human rights mo
Cecile C
Cecile C
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Eye opening tour
Kathy was an incredible guide - she was welcoming, funny and engaging. She is passionate and committed to the prin
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