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Rooftop History & Lore

Rooftop History & Lore

111 reviews
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…
Availability for this experience is rare.
3 hours
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Up to 13 people
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Historic SF rail token

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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.

About the organization

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.

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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.


If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, Sep 27    From 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
$45 per person
10 of 13 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.

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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 10 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.
history walk
Rooftop History & Lore
111 reviews
From $45/person
111 reviews
From $45/person