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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

San Francisco, United States

Experience hosted by Wes

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Immerse yourself in the ghostly and murderous history of San Francisco. With an entertaining and theatrical guide, hear after-dark tales of true crimes, famed ghosts and paranormal activity, mysterious deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, assassins and more.

From Union Square enter the St. Francis Hotel, famous for its past guests involved in politics, Hollywood and the arts, but infamous for a number of mysterious deaths. In the Tenderloin, hear how this neighborhood got its name, and see the site of the spectacular suicide that cast a dark glow over the neighborhood.

Down the street, see where the Zodiac Killer picked up his final victim before disappearing forever. Around the corner was the notorious brothel run by madam Tessie Wall. Further along, you'll hear of Gold Rush ghosts and hauntings we still come across. And back on Powell Street, the Union Square Hotel has been a hotbed of paranormal accounts.

Instagram account to see more photos: @wildsftours #wildsf

Message me if you have questions: info@wildsftours.com
Immerse yourself in the ghostly and murderous history of San Francisco. With an entertaining and theatrical guide, hear after-dark tales of true crimes, famed ghosts and paranormal activity, mysterious deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, assassins and more.

From Union Square enter the St. Francis Hotel, famous for its past guests involved in politics, Hollywood and the arts, but infamous for a number of mysterious de…

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Meet your host, Wes

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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We call ourselves Wild SF Tours, & are a few friends sharing our favorite spots in the city. Rainey, Lisa and Wes lead this eerie tour!

Rainey is a full-time drag performer known as Mary Vice onstage, spotted regularly performing at Aunt Charlie’s & other historic haunts. Rainey is a Philadelphia transplant with an interest in all things ghostly!

Lisa performs drag as Lisa Frankenstein, and is a ghost-obsessed fan of true crime podcasts and all things dramatic.

Wes is our founder, a San Francisco history buff with an interest in the true crimes and macabre bits of city history.

Instagram account to see more photos: @wildsftours #wildsf

Message me if you have questions: info@wildsftours.com
We call ourselves Wild SF Tours, & are a few friends sharing our favorite spots in the city. Rainey, Lisa and Wes lead this eerie tour!

Rainey is a full-time drag performer known as Mary Vice onstage, spotted regularly performing at Aunt Charlie’s & other historic haunts. Rainey is a Philadelphia transplant with an interest in all things ghostly!

Lisa performs drag as Lisa Frankenstein, and is a ghost-obsessed fan of true crime podcasts and all things dramatic.

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Where you'll be

We'll be downtown, surrounded by San Francisco's nefarious history including:
St. Francis Hotel and its nefarious Hollywood deaths
The “suicide alley” of 1911
Glide Memorial Church, connected to cult leader Jim Jones
The site of Tessie Wall’s notorious brothel and
The site of haunted underground speakeasies

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 221 reviews.

Christy
March 2020
This is definitely my favorite tour of San Francisco so far. It was interactive, it was interesting, and it totally creeped me out (in the best way possible!).
Logan
February 2020
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Yamilka
February 2020
Tour was great! Lisa was definitely knowledgeable and fun. I’d for sure spend all night walking and listening to her stories. Would’ve liked for it to be longer because it was so entertaining time felt short. But for the price, it was perfect. Will definitely want to try their other tours when back to San Francisco!
Tour was great! Lisa was definitely knowledgeable and fun. I’d for sure spend all night walking and listening to her stories. Would’ve liked for it to be longer because it was so e…
Sabrina
February 2020
This was a definite must during our trip! My husband and I love going on ghost tours whenever we visit a new city, so this was exactly what we were looking for.
Jeff
February 2020
My wife and I had a great time on the tour. Love the history stories about the people who lived in those old structures during their day. I’ve taught history in high school and our guide gave a really good presentation and was really knowledgeable when it came to the history on the people who lived in the past and the spooky and mysterious going on of their time period. Thanks had a fun time 😊
My wife and I had a great time on the tour. Love the history stories about the people who lived in those old structures during their day. I’ve taught history in high school and o…
Natasha
February 2020
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. Wes was very engaging with his interesting stories and a great sense of humor. Interesting background and history of SF, definitely one to try. Thanks!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm clothes, it is chilly!

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