Classic Walking Tour of San Francisco with Emperor Norton

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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.
Duration:  1hr
Cancellation:  24hrs
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  • 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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Oct 22, 2019
Touring the downtown area of San Francisco with Emperor Norton was a special way to start our 4-day adventure exploring the city of San Francisco. We thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour and discovering the history of this part of the city. Long Live Emperor Norton!
Oct 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.
Sep 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.


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