Neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury


It’s 1967 and the sun is shining on San Francisco. You’re walking through the Haight-Ashbury, weaving through groups of long-haired kids smoking joints and laughing. As you pass the legendary Straight Theater, you hear Jerry Garcia and the Dead letting loose a psychedelic storm of sound. You’re in the Hippie Capital of the world.

But the story of Haight-Ashbury is much more than just tie dye and bell-bottoms — it’s an epic cultural transformation spanning from the 1906 earthquake, through the Great Depression and World War II, all the way to the ‘60s. See where the counterculture was born, and learn how the area’s unique position and community enabled its growth. Bring a smile and plenty of good vibes.

Next Tours

  • Sunday, October 25 at 11:00 am given by Michael Meadows
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Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours

Tour ends near Waller and Ashbury streets.

Reservations are required.

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Meet at the Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St.
Public transport: Lines “N”, 5, 7, 33, 43.
Note: Please check MUNI’s current schedule.

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