Bawdy & Naughty

Neighborhood: Downtown

Please Note:

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, please click here for more information on booking private group tours.


This two-block stroll explores how, starting with the Gold Rush, professional women arrived to become a part of San Francisco's legend and lore. Learn about Belle Cora, Ah Toy, French parlor houses, and Barbary Coast dives.

Next Tour:

Schedule to be announced


Content may not be appropriate for children under 14 years of age.

Future tours:

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 title.


Meet at Kearny & Maiden Lane. Public transportation: MUNI lines 9x, 9ax, 9bx, 15, 30, 45, 81x; also one block west of Montgomery MUNI/BART station.

We are aware that the maps no longer appear. We hope to have this corrected in the near future.


This tour is offered all year

Schedule to be announced


Coordinator(s): John Ferreira
Guide(s): Peggy Caughlin, John Ferreira, Robert Liu, Kavita Srinivasan


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