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Rooftop History & Lore

Rooftop History & Lore

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Jon Haeber is a published author, architectural photographer, and urban historian. He has an M.A. in US History from UMass Amherst and B.A. degrees in English and Geography from UC Berkeley. An avid infrastructure nerd, he has written about massive bridges, missile silos, ghost ships, and grand, abandoned mansions. As Field Services Director at CPF, he advocates for historic places statewide.
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About California Preservation Foundation

From architectural icons, to transcendental cultural landscapes, The California Preservation Foundation focuses on educating and advocating for the protection of historic places in the state. We celebrate and share places that matter most to Californians, from monumental works of architecture and engineering, to the diminutive-yet stunning roadside vernacular architecture of places like Route 66.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to California Preservation Foundation. .

What we’ll do

You will visit the top privately-owned public open spaces in San Francisco, with rooftop views of the Transamerica Pyramid, Palace Hotel, Hobart Building, Hearst Building, and more. A knowledgeable guide will tell you about the legends and lore surrounding San Francisco’s "Times Square," once home to three of the city’s major newspapers. Along the way we'll test your knowledge of architecture and…

What else you should know

Please bring a valid driver's license or ID. We need identification to visit some rooftops. You will be required to sign a liability release on the last rooftop.

What I’ll provide

Transportation
Historic SF rail token

What to bring

Valid Driver's License, Passport, or Identification Card
Water

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Where you'll be

We will be going to the top of downtown San Francisco's most historic buildings, including the 1902 Mutual Savings Bank Building, and the Crocker National Bank lobby (One Montgomery). You will also go inside the historic home of the San Francisco Examiner newspaper.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, Oct 25    From 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
$45 per person
7 of 13 spots left
Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 13 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

More tips

Please bring a valid driver's license or ID. We need identification to visit some rooftops. You will be required to sign a liability release on the last rooftop.
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history walk
Rooftop History & Lore
112 reviews
$28 / person
112 reviews
$28 / person