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Victorian Home Walk

Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-252-9485
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Guide didn’t show

9 of us were at Union Square today ready to go but the guide didn’t show. We texted him and he... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dave E
Salt Lake City, Utah
A perfect promenade in Pacific Heights

Jay has this tour dialed in. His meanderings were pure magic. I learned so much from him, and now... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Palo Alto, California
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Join us in exploring Pacific Heights with its colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions, and beautiful gardens. Learn the history of San Francisco through its architecture ! A great introduction into the local side of San Francisco. Established in 1996. EXCLUSIVE : Visit the inside of a period Queen Anne Victorian ! The walk is easy, the pace leisurely, and there are no hills to climb.
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Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
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+1 415-252-9485

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Reviewed 2 days ago

9 of us were at Union Square today ready to go but the guide didn’t show. We texted him and he said he was sick. It should have been cancelled on the website to save us the trouble.

Thank Dave E
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Jay has this tour dialed in. His meanderings were pure magic. I learned so much from him, and now have new "eyes" to take in the city's architecture. He has the tour designed in such a way that you never go up any hills, but...More

Thank KT-bird_on_the_bay
Reviewed 23 October 2017

After living in SF for nearly 10 years, I took this tour and can honestly say it completely changed the way I view the city and it's beautiful Victorians. I learned so much from Jay, who was friendly and very well-informed. I highly recommend this...More

1  Thank kcannonsf
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Jay was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about Victorian houses, as well as being an excellent communicator. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to explore the history of local architecture. Jay's lunchtime recommendations were useful too!

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

So I live in San Francisco and was a bit hesitant to take this tour when friends visited. But I was very glad I did. You don't have to make a reservation, just show up in union square. You will get on a city bus...More

1  Thank Tamara T
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Jay was funny and charming and so informative. We really feel we learnt a lot and encourage everyone to do this tour. Your appreciation of San Francisco will increase be that as a tourist or a native. We did this tour a while back and...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Jay, the owner and tour guide, is fantastic! We met him on Friday at 11am near the big red heart on Union Square and were treated to a private tour (no one showed up, I think due to the power outage). Even when there was...More

Thank Luda B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was an excellent tour; Jay, our guide, was knowledgeable, personable, and really had a great timing sense. We never felt rushed, nor did we feel like there was too much time spent on one particular site. However, looking back at it, I was so...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

What a great afternoon in San Francisco! Thank you very much Jay for being so knowledgeable and friendly on our Friday tour. I can't wait to tell all my friends and family! This is a must do!

Thank Ave2388
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Jay has lived in San Fran for a long time and he knows all the stories. It was great to go inside a restored Victorian building in all it's period glory, as well as see a splendid garden. We learned...More

Thank lgr70
Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Jennifer H
6 April 2017|
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Response from victorianwalk | Property representative |
Yes, children are allowed. I get many participants with small children. Effective January 2017 the tour operates three days a week (from five). Tour open Friday, Saturday and Monday. There are still some old brochures... More
Brian P
18 April 2016|
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Response from victorianwalk | Property representative |
No booking. Just show up at corner of Powell and Post of Union Square. I show up at 10:55 am with a yellow sign that says Victorian Home Walk. $25 cash fee collected at end of tour. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.