Haight-Ashbury

Neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury

Description

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, February 5 at 11:00 am given by Cathie StaleySign Up
  • Sunday, February 12 at 11:00 am given by Rodney PaulSign Up
  • Wednesday, February 15 at 11:00 am given by Cathie StaleySign Up
  • Sunday, February 19 at 11:00 am given by Katie GriesbeckSign Up
  • Wednesday, February 22 at 11:00 am given by Marc IglerSign Up
  • Sunday, February 26 at 11:00 am given by Cathie StaleySign Up
  • Sunday, March 5 at 11:00 am given by Katie GriesbeckSign Up
  • Sunday, March 12 at 11:00 am given by Rodney PaulSign Up
  • Sunday, March 26 at 11:00 am given by TBDSign Up
  • Sunday, April 9 at 11:00 am given by TBDSign Up
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Notes

Tour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour ends near Waller and Ashbury streets.

Location

Meet at the Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St.
Public transport: Lines “N”, 5, 7, 33, 43.

 

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