Mission Dolores Neighborhood

Neighborhood: Mission


See a mix of treasures in one of San Francisco’s most vibrant and oldest neighborhoods, starting at the famous golden fire hydrant heralded with saving the Mission District during the 1906 earthquake. Enjoy one of the most iconic views of the city from Dolores Park while discovering its colorful history. Get a mini-immersion course in Victorians, walk along the gentrifying Valencia Street corridor, be dazzled by a sampling of murals, and learn about the Indigenous peoples of San Francisco and the impact of Spanish and Mexican colonization. See the oldest intact building in San Francisco, Mission Saint Francis of Assisi.

Travel through time with us. You will deepen appreciation of the area’s original residents, understand the enduring impact of the Gold Rush and 1906 earthquake, and become aware of the waves of immigration and activism that have shaped the neighborhood and make it a microcosm of San Francisco.



Next Tours

  • Sunday, May 28 at 10:30 am given by Joanna T.Sign Up
  • Sunday, June 4 at 10:30 am given by Bill G.Sign Up
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  • Sunday, June 25 at 10:30 am given by Anshu G.Sign Up
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Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours.


Meet at the gold-painted fire hydrant, SE corner of Church and 20th St.

Public transport: J Church


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