Reviews & Ratings

55 ratings
4.8 average rating
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10 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 27 2012

Emperor Norton hosts a fascinating (and, at nearly 3 hours, long) journey into San Francisco's past. The Emperor is chock full of stories and anecdotes about the city's... continued

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7 events
4 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 29 2013

Emperor Norton was definately well worth the time and money spent! My wife and I have visited SF many times, and were just looking for something different! The tour was... continued

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10 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 25 2012

Great tour with lots of quirky San Francisco information presented with humor and accurate research! Thanks!

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7 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

I love California history. Emperor Norton made his era in San Francisco come alive. I found out many special details.
Rebecca

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16 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

This was a fascinating tour highlighting the history of San Francisco, while pointing out the buildings and bringing the characters and events from the past to life. I am... continued

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4 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 01 2012

Very nice, interesting, well informed, engaging guide, learned some new things about a city I've visited many times and saw things I never would have seen on my own. Definitely worth the time & money.

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6 events
3 reviews
25 stars
attended Jul 07 2012

What a great attraction. We went as a family, including a fourteen year old boy, who admitted at the end that it was pretty cool. There are places on the tour that we... continued

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5 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended May 23 2013

A most enjoyable time with a talented actor who made it all come to life.

Mary Hammond

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14 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 29 2013

Excellent, entertaining tour of San Francisco. I expected an hour or hour and a half and got three hours. Highly recommend it.

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34 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 19 2012

The tour is very informative, and the Emperor is a excellent guide, he kept us interested for over 2 hours. I would recommend it to anyone, either you are local or from out of town.

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19 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

This was a great walking tour and Emperor Norton was a walking encyclopedia of San Francisco history! I highly recommend this tour!

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16 events
2 reviews
19 stars
4 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 20 2012

WOW!! I visit San Francisco at least 4 times a year from Florida. I learned more about the city and it's colorful history and in such an entertaining way than in all my previous visits.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 11 2012

"Emperor Norton" had a commanding knowledge of the history of San Francisco. You will certainly feel you got your money's worth during this
2 3/4 hour tour. There were... continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 20 2012

A very lively and entertaining tour given by a delightful and deeply knowledgeable, highly personable modern version of His Lordship, a fine actor who takes his domain... continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 12 2013

Emperor Norton was the best of San Francisco all rolled into one tour. I went with my husband and teenage son, and even though our feet were tired of walking, we loved the sights, sounds, and stories that Emperor Norton had to offer.

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4 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Jun 22 2013

Great insight into SF history, delivered with humor and passion; the spirit of the Emperor lives on. I'd take the tour again in a heartbeat.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 29 2012

Had a wonderful time on this walking tour! The tour took us to most of the major areas of downtown and Emperor Norton was very entertaining. It was not your ordinary... continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 05 2014

Learned things about downtown and the Barbary Coast I never knew, and discovered hidden gems; His Royal Eminence keeps the tour moving and fun for all. Wear comfortable walking shoes and layers to deal with the microclimate changes!

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1 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Apr 07 2012

My husband, two sons in their mid-twenties and I all enjoyed the tour. It lasted over three hours which was a bit longer than it needed to but it was fun and filled with... continued

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