1906: Earthquake And Fire
Neighborhood: SOMA to Union Square
Our free (donations welcome!), regularly scheduled tours are open to the public
but NOT open to parties of 8 or more.
If you plan to bring 8 or more walkers to a regular tour,
click here for more information on booking private group tours.
Imagine awakening before dawn on April 18, 1906 to the unthinkable--a massive earthquake has toppled chimneys and buildings, and ripped apart city water pipes. With the fire on your heels, escape from the alleyways south of Market to what should be the safety of Union Square.
Monday, March 2 at 10:00 am given by Kathryn Brownell
This tour is also scheduled on those dates in the calendar below (after the map) where the tour time
is indicated (in red). You can advance to future months by clicking the >> symbol in the calendar
Meet between the 525 building and 555 building on the south side of Market Street at Market Street Plaza Park benches.
This tour is offered all year
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Coordinator(s): Jack Grippi
Guide(s): Kathryn Brownell, John Ferreira, Jack Grippi, Harlan Hirschfeld, Kathy Martin