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Union Square
Post and Powell San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 108 members
Review from Theatre Fan
Red Velvet 157 events 139 reviews

Great tour! Led by the Emperor himself, no less. Interesting and fun San Francisco tid bits, many I had never heard nor seen before though I've lived here a while and been on other tours. Perhaps a tad long (3 hours) but you can't say he...continued

reviewed Apr 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from S. Y. Liu
Red Velvet 107 events 51 reviews

An excellent tour. I learned a lot more about the history of San Francisco, and stories of the Barbary Coast. New spots in SF that I have never seen, and the tour even included a wonderful Puccini aria sung on the street.

reviewed Nov 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea Laudate
Red Velvet 73 events 43 reviews

it was a great talk and we had a wonderful time listening to all the stories

reviewed Oct 13 2012 report as inappropriate
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The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours and covers two miles.

Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend with ticketed owners.

You’ll learn about: Emperor Norton, the man and the myths • Union Square • The St. Francis Hotel • Maiden Lane • Lotta’s Fountain • The 1906 earthquake and fire • Bummer & Lazarus • The Palace Hotel • Jackson Square • The Barbary Coast • Portsmouth Square • and much more!

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