Billionaires’ Row: Outer Broadway Architecture

Neighborhood: Pacific Heights


After the 1906 earthquake pummeled their Nob Hill enclaves, the wealthy titans of San Francisco became temporary nomads. With the landscape wiped clean, where in the city was the best place to put down roots? The best view of the Bay was located on the hills of Pacific Heights, where real estate was essentially up for grabs. They parked their old money in mammoth mansions and created one of the most expensive zip codes in the world.

As the tech industry’s mega-rich continue to inject their fortune into the neighborhood, it’s become even more fantastical. Join us on a stroll featuring exceptional late 19th century architecture, the headquarters of a monumental rehab program, and a humble church that ignited a movement. Hear all the exhilarating escapades of the billionaires who found a home here, with plenty of stories that rarely see the light of day. A luxurious trip through the castles of yesteryear.

Next Tours

  • Sunday, April 5 at 7:00 am (No Tour Today)
  • Sunday, April 12 at 11:00 am (No Tour Today)
  • Sunday, April 19 at 11:00 am (No Tour Today)
  • Sunday, April 26 at 11:00 am (No Tour Today)
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Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours


Meet at the top of the Lyon Street steps at the intersection of Lyon and Broadway. Public transportation: MUNI lines 3, 43.

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Please note: Private groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.