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Victorian Home Walk

Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-252-9485
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Excellent tour

Jay was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about Victorian houses, as well as being an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracey R
Hailsham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Loved by a local!

So I live in San Francisco and was a bit hesitant to take this tour when friends visited. But I was... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Tamara T
Clayton, California
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Join us in exploring Pacific Heights with its colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions, and beautiful gardens. Learn the history of San Francisco through its architecture ! A great introduction into the local side of San Francisco. Established in 1996. EXCLUSIVE : Visit the inside of a period Queen Anne Victorian ! The walk is easy, the pace leisurely, and there are no hills to climb.
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Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
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+1 415-252-9485

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jay was friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about Victorian houses, as well as being an excellent communicator. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to explore the history of local architecture. Jay's lunchtime recommendations were useful too!

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

So I live in San Francisco and was a bit hesitant to take this tour when friends visited. But I was very glad I did. You don't have to make a reservation, just show up in union square. You will get on a city bus...More

1  Thank Tamara T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Jay was funny and charming and so informative. We really feel we learnt a lot and encourage everyone to do this tour. Your appreciation of San Francisco will increase be that as a tourist or a native. We did this tour a while back and...More

1  Thank Anne W
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Jay, the owner and tour guide, is fantastic! We met him on Friday at 11am near the big red heart on Union Square and were treated to a private tour (no one showed up, I think due to the power outage). Even when there was...More

Thank Luda B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was an excellent tour; Jay, our guide, was knowledgeable, personable, and really had a great timing sense. We never felt rushed, nor did we feel like there was too much time spent on one particular site. However, looking back at it, I was so...More

Thank Paula W
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

What a great afternoon in San Francisco! Thank you very much Jay for being so knowledgeable and friendly on our Friday tour. I can't wait to tell all my friends and family! This is a must do!

Thank Ave2388
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Jay has lived in San Fran for a long time and he knows all the stories. It was great to go inside a restored Victorian building in all it's period glory, as well as see a splendid garden. We learned...More

Thank lgr70
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a wonderful walk. Jay, the guide, is knowledgeable and funny and has done a fantastic job in putting together a walk in San Francisco that does not need you to climb hills

Thank Jennyalogy
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Jay is a charming tour guide that has been doing this walking tour for over 20 years. He has tons of history and architectural knowledge that he's quick to share. Jay has also selected a walking route that is mostly flat (only one down hill)....More

Thank shenier
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I ended up being a tour group of one, but Jay was no less attentive or informative. Jay is extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the city. The walking is not the least bit strenuous, and the Victorian houses are spectacular, both inside...More

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victorianwalk, Owner at Victorian Home Walk, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

A good point here. No minimum group size. If you show up you are on the tour! Even one person!!

Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army
in the Civil War, this grand square has become the
city's premier shopping and entertainment district
containing the largest number of upscale department
stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theatres in
the city. It's a large open area where tourists and
locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by,
enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and
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Jennifer H
6 April 2017|
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Response from victorianwalk | Property representative |
Yes, children are allowed. I get many participants with small children. Effective January 2017 the tour operates three days a week (from five). Tour open Friday, Saturday and Monday. There are still some old brochures... More
Brian P
19 April 2016|
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Response from victorianwalk | Property representative |
No booking. Just show up at corner of Powell and Post of Union Square. I show up at 10:55 am with a yellow sign that says Victorian Home Walk. $25 cash fee collected at end of tour. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.