Classic Walking Tour of San Francisco with Emperor Norton

  • 478 Ratings
US $30
per person

Embrace the quirky charm that defines San Francisco. See some of the City by the Bay's most iconic and historic sights—including Union Square, the St. Francis Hotel and more—guided by Emperor Norton I, San Francisco's unofficial mascot.

Classic Walking Tour of San Francisco with Emperor Norton durationDuration:1 hour
Classic Walking Tour of San Francisco with Emperor Norton cancellationCancellation: 24 hours in advance.
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What You Will Do

  • Meet one of the most colorful characters central to the quirky history of San Francisco, self-proclaimed "Protector of Mexico," Emperor Norton I
  • Follow your entertaining Emperor-dressed guide on an interactive sightseeing tour filled with historical anecdotes from his life
  • Gain a unique perspective on the earthquake and great fire of 1906, and other historical events that shaped San Francisco
  • Visit and learn the stories behind Union Square, the St. Francis Hotel, Maiden Lane, Lotta’s Fountain, Bummer and Lazarus, the Palace Hotel, Jackson Square, Portsmouth Square, and the Barbary Coast

What's Included

  • 1 hour walking tour of San Francisco with costumed guide

Additional Information
  • Bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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  • 478 Ratings
  • Mike
October 7, 2019

The tour was a lot of fun, the guide playing Norton clearly enjoyed playing the role and loved the city. Lots of information all very well-presented. I even recommended the tour to some locals because Norton knows that much about the city and its history.

  • Kim
September 17, 2019

Great tour.Learned a lot about the history and love seeing the older buildings.the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history.I would recommend this tour.

  • Geoff
September 16, 2019

A brilliant introduction to San Francisco , it’s history and some of the events and famous characters who have made the city what it is today . Emperor Norton has huge knowledge of the city which he shared with energy , humour and passion .

MEETING LOCATION: Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

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