Guided tour

San Francisco's Castro: Human Rights & LGBT+ History Tour

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

San Francisco's Castro: Human Rights & LGBT+ History Tour

From US$ 29 per person

Immerse yourself in the history of one of the most famous neighborhoods to drive LGBT+ rights movement in the United States. Learn about the history of the Castro as you walk through this famous San Francisco neighborhood.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Be led by a local expert guide
  • Learn about the effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Castro
  • See landmarks including the Twin Peaks Tavern, Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro Theater, Human Rights Campaign
Full description
Start your tour near Twin Peaks Tavern, the first gay bar in the city to install floor to ceiling windows as a way to show its patrons were not ashamed of their identities. From that landmark bar, learn about the highs and lows of the struggle for civil rights and equality that the residents of the Castro have waged for over 40 years. Step on rainbow-colored crosswalks, cross the route of the Pride Parade and then stop at sights associated with Harvey Milk and the fight for marriage equality. Learn about long-running taboos by discussing the HIV/AIDS epidemic and see how the community has banded together to fight them. In doing so, you will learn about every aspect of the "Gayborhood," from the unsung local heroes to current ideas around inclusivity. This tour will give you a better idea of the impact that this famous neighborhood continues to have on American culture.
  • Guided walking tour
  • Expert local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

3979B 17th Street, San Francisco (Local Take). Meet just outside the shop Local Take.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • While never expected, tips and gratuities are always appreciated
  • Please note that guests must arrive 10 minutes before tour departure time
  • Due to San Francisco's hills, as well as crowded city streets and unpaved pathways, guests with mobility limitations, wheelchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Very insightful. Great guide.

This was a guide to the Key LGBTQ+ events that took place on the Castro. The guide tailored the information to match the needs and interests of the group and was insightful about the current political scene as well as the historical one. This was an important part of our trip to the Castro and one I would heartily recommend.

September 2, 2019


Awesome experience!! Our guide, David, was very nice!!

August 13, 2019

LeAnne was amazing

She is passionate, knowledgeable and a fun person. What else is there to say

August 6, 2019

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