Walking tours are a great way to learn more about your own neighborhood or to explore new parts of San Francisco. Some tours are given by SFMHS volunteer docents; these tours are generally free of charge. Other tours are given in conjunction with San Francisco City Guides, and require advance reservations and payment of $15 per person.

SFMHS also offers guided tours of each of the four sections of the Barbary Coast Trail®. These tours, listed here, are free for SFMHS members and $15 per person for non-members. Advance reservations are required.

A Touch of Glass: Glass in San Francisco's Commercial Architecture

Thursday, March 2, 2017
10:00 AM
Guide: Paul Fisher

The tour examines the great varieties of glass in 20th century San Francisco, from the Financial District to Union Square. It will be found underfoot, overhead, and in the wall, and in buildings by famous masters and by lesser-known local practitioners.

This tour is presented in partnership with San Francisco City Guides. Tickets are $15 per person and are available online, or by calling (415) 537-1105 ext 0.

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Additional Members-only Tours

From time to time, SFMHS organizes walking tours for members only. If you are a current member and would like to attend one of these tours, please call (415) 537-1105 ext 0, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 48 hours before the tour.

Cancellation Policy for Pre-paid Tours and Events

For tours and special events requiring advance payment, only cancellations received at least five (5) business days prior to the event receive a full refund. Cancellations received with less than five (5) business days notice may be credited towards future SFMHS events (within six months). Tours or events that are cancelled due to weather or other reasons will be refunded within five (5) business days of the event.

NO refunds are made for no-shows or early departures.