Neighborhood: Chinatown


San Francisco’s Chinatown rose from the ashes of the 1906 earthquake to evolve into a Chinese community holding fast to its traditions amid a rapidly changing cityscape. Discover the local alleys where this community has continued to flourish for over 150 years, in spite of harsh racial discrimination.  Family associations and temples, dim sum, herbal apothecaries and jade jewelry shops built by the local community, all contribute to the vibrancy of this place, one of the oldest Chinese communities outside of China. 

Next Tours

  • Friday, September 22 at 10:00 am given by Matt F.Sign Up
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 pm given by Ernie N.Sign Up
  • Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 am given by Kay R.Sign Up
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Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours


Meet inside Portsmouth Square Park, PARK LEVEL, in front of Parking Garage Elevators adjacent corner of Walter U. Lum Pl. & Washington St. Public transportation: MUNI lines 1, 30, and 45.

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