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Walking Tour: Barbary Coast of San Francisco. Public Tickets $20, SFHS Members Free. Next Tour Sat. Dec. 16th @ 11AM

Experience the time of pirates, gold, and danger during the days of San Francisco’s gold rush. The Barbary Coast was a place for pleasure seekers and merry makers. Next tour dates (10/7, 11/4, 11/18 & 12/16)


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Barbary Coast and Jackson Square: Pleasure Seekers and Merry Makers. Tour Dates: 11/4, 11/18 & 12/16

In Person

Select your tour date from the "Ticket/Donate!" link on registration page. Tours are approximately 90 minutes and start from the San Francisco Historical Society Museum located at 608 Commercial Street. Tickets are limited to 20 on a first-come, first-serve basis. In case or rain, tour will be rescheduled. There are several parking garages nearby along with public transportation options.


Walking Tour of Barbary Coast and Jackson Square:
Pleasure Seekers and Merry Makers


SF Walking Tour_ Barbary coast and Jackson Square

Explore the beginnings of the “anything goes” city through its culture, food, and vice. Is it so different today? Discover how the City by the Bay reflects its glorious past and continues as a trend-setting urban playground.

Tours led by historian experts, Corrie Conklin and Carolyn Moniz.

Tour Dates & Times:

Saturday, November 4th @11AM

Saturday, Novemeber 18th @11AM

Saturday, December 16th @11AM


About the San Francisco Historical Society



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The San Francisco Historical Society exists to uncover, preserve, and present, in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present. We do this through our publications, Panorama and The Argonaut; in-person and virtual walking tours; monthly history presentations; numerous educational programs for young people, and through our free museum.

Our museum exhibits feature intriguing artifacts and stories from San Francisco’s history. The museum is located at 608 Commercial Street in downtown San Francisco, on the site of the first branch mint in the West.

The San Francisco Historical Society was founded by renowned San Francisco historian Charles Fracchia in 1988. In 2006 the administration of Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. granted the stewardship of the Old Mint at Fifth and Mission Streets to SFHS. That stewardship lasted for ten years. In 2019 SFHS moved into its permanent home, the site of the first Branch Mint in the West at 608 Commercial Street in the heart of San Francisco’s historic core. The SFHS Museum is the new center for administration, exhibits, presentations, and educational programs, and is also available as a venue for events.

The San Francisco Historical Society is a registered 503(c) nonprofit with tax id#68-010488.





















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A 501(c)(3) Public Charity

EIN 68-0104888