Chinatown Family Associations, Tongs and Gangs

Neighborhood: Chinatown

Description

Pulled and pushed from the far southeast part of China from 1849 onward, young Chinese men went to the gold fields only to find that discrimination forced them to either work as laborers or return to San Francisco, but not to look for gold. Settling in San Francisco’s Chinatown many joined the Family Associations, Tongs, and Gangs that largely controlled the neighborhood. Walk along Chinatown’s  densely populated streets and alleys and dive into the colorful and sometimes violent history of this period Note: Content may not be appropriate for children under 14 years of age.

Next Tours

  • Thursday, November 21 at 10:30 am given by Harry Rabin
  • Sunday, November 24 at 10:30 am given by Bill Louie
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Schedule

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Notes

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

Location

Meet across from the elevators in Portsmouth Square, Washington between Kearney and Grant.

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