Russian Hill: Architecture and Culture of an Island in the City

Neighborhood: Russian Hill


Russian Hill is the rare neighborhood that feels both tucked-away and close-to-the-action at the same time. One of San Francisco’s original “Seven Hills”, the area was named when prospectors stumbled upon a Russian cemetery on top of a hill — incidentally, it also had a jaw-dropping view of the Bay and surrounding city.

Hear about the Beats, bohemians, and general eccentrics who sculpted the area’s unique feel. Gaze at delightful mansions and cottages that remain distinctive even against the rest of San Francisco’s lovely buildings.

Next Tours

  • Sunday, October 23 at 10:00 am (No Tour Today)
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Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours



Meet at Hyde & Filbert Streets


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