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Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine

Union Square (San Francisco, CA)
34 dates available Select Date

Reviews & Ratings

65 ratings
4.8 average rating
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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

Very interesting tales of San Francisco told by a true area native!

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5 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 09 2013

As a local, I have participated in a lot of tours in and around San Francisco. Hands down, Emperor Norton's is one of the BEST!

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5 reviews
8 stars
attended May 15 2014

Excellent tour. The emperor is knowledgable, conversational and a delightful guide to San Francisco. You will learn about SF history, architecture, crime and other topics

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

Outstanding walking tour. The emperor is a great story teller, nicely organized material and kept our interest for 2.5 hours.

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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 eccentric, rambunctious history as he guides around us downtown SF, and is...continued

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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 easy walking, and filled with interesting tidbits on a variety of historic...continued

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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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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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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 from the Bay Area, and I learned a lot about the city and life as it was...continued

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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
30 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 would have never gone to on our own. Bring your camera as there are some great...continued

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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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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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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 19 2014

Had a great time learning the history of buildings I pass every time I am in the city. Informative and fun.

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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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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 19 2014

The tour is excellent. Fast moving and informative with good humor to boot. Time passes quickly as you discover interesting details of the city and it's historical background with a character plucked out of history. Our host is also a foodie and...continued

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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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2 reviews
19 stars
5 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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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 approximately 20 stops in/at historic hotels, monuments and areas from Union...continued

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