Russian Hill Stairways

Neighborhood: Russian Hill

Description

Before Willis Polk revolutionized architecture with the proto-skyscraper Hallidie Building, he spent his days designing relatively quaint, classical homes on Russian Hill. His direction elevated the neighborhood’s aesthetic, inspiring both grand mansions and understated homes up and down its steep grade.

Come along and climb hidden stairways 345 feet above the Bay. Walk through bucolic lanes, national historic districts and beautiful natural spaces. See where Polk lived and worked, and discover a beautiful example of the Octagon House movement. It’s an architectural gem, supported by an extraordinary vista of San Francisco. Trust us — the view is always better at the top.

Next Tours

  • Sunday, December 22 at 10:30 am given by Michael Palmer
  • Sunday, January 5 at 10:30 am given by Michael Palmer
  • Sunday, January 19 at 10:30 am given by Michael Palmer
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Location

Meet at Mason and Vallejo at the bottom of the Vallejo Street Steps.

The Powell-Mason Street cable car is near.

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