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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

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A dark and ghastly tour through the mysterious past of downtown alleys and streets. Get haunted by after-dark tales of strange deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, famed ghosts, shocking assassins and more. Meet your creepy storytelling guide near Union Square for this eerie tour.
  • Walk San Francisco’s haunted streets on a nighttime tour
  • Hear stories of the Tenderloin’s horrifying past under the cover of dark
  • Visit some of downtown’s spookiest sites while a guide shares their history
  • See a revered American city from a new and unnerving perspective
What to Expect
Meet your guide in Union Square to begin your spooky tour of San Francisco’s downtown and Tenderloin neighborhoods. Then, prepare to get swept up in the horror as your guide tells unnerving tales of unsolved murders, paranormal activity, notorious criminals, shady brothels and brazen assassins. You’ll walk to the famed St. Francis Hotel, where legendary figures from Hollywood and politics stayed and sometimes died under mysterious circumstances. Learn how the gritty Tenderloin got its name and visit the site of a dramatic suicide that cast a long shadow over downtown. As the tour circles back to Powell Street and the haunted Union Square Hotel, you’ll visit the Curran Theater murder site, see where the Zodiac Killer found his final victim, and stop at the location where Tessie Wall ran her ill-famed brothel. You'll never see San Francisco the same way.
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Departure Point
Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
1h 15m
Return Details
SFMTA Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Garage, 123 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children age 10 and under
  • Maximum 6 people per booking/party
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Had an amazing time on this tour with my daughter and her best friend! Talk about an interesting history listen. Rainey is an excellent story teller/narrator! He kept us intrigued the entire time!
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Myself and husband did this tonight. Rainey was a great guide, very theatrical and very friendly! Great ghost, murder and historical stories! A good learning experience by night!
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Response from WesLeslie, Owner at Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery
Responded 2 days ago
Thanks so much for joining us, Beth! Glad you enjoyed the tour :)
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We took part in The Haunted SF Tour and we loved it! Wes was a great and very knowledgable tour guide and made this tour to a memorable event. We learned a lot about SFs murders and mysteries in a fun and interesting way!
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Great fun! Sebastian became our guide. He gave an outstanding tour and shared great stories! One thing: we booked the 7pm (arrived @6:45pm) and it was cancelled (rolled into the 7:30pm) we did not receive a call, even though when we called twice to check where the guide was,
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Guide was very good, script was boring. San Francisco has a much more interesting dark history than this telling.
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