Barbary Coast Trail® Tours
There are several options for touring the Barbary Coast Trail®.
Special Group Tours
Barbary Coast Trail® Tour Segments
Part 1: Silver Strikes, Earthquakes and Lion Dancers
Meet on the front steps of the Old Mint for a tour through Union Square, Maiden Lane, and the oldest Asian temple in the United States.
Part 2: Gold Rushers, Shanghaiiers and Jazz Dancers
Meet at the Schoolhouse Monument at Portsmouth Square for a tour of Commercial Street, San Francisco's original shoreline, and the Jackson Square historic district.
Part 3: Hipsters, Paesani and Semaphore Hill
Meet in front of the Vesuvio Cafe and City Lights Bookstore on Columbus near Broadway to cover the "beat" era, Washington Square, and the Depression-era murals at Coit Tower.
Part 4: Stevedores, Feluccas and Windjammers
Meet at Kearny and the Embarcadero to explore San Francisco's history as a port city and the era of the longshoremen.
As of January, 2013, regular Barbary Coast Trail® tours are temporarily on hiatus.
We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to resume regular tours in the coming months.
SFMHS events are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.