Sigmund Stern Grove

Neighborhood: Sunset


Most San Franciscans know Sigmund Stern Grove as a place for free concerts, pleasant walkways and its pristine Pine Lake. But if it weren’t for civic leader Rosalie Stern, it might’ve ended up just another residential neighborhood in the Sunset District.

In 1931, Stern purchased 12 acres of land, named it after her late husband, and gifted it to the city of San Francisco — under one condition: it would be used only for recreation, “music, dramatics, and pageantry” (no dreary government buildings allowed). The city would go on to purchase 50 more acres, including Pine Lake, making Sigmund Stern Grove one of the most treasured natural spots in San Francisco.

Come and walk this enchanting park, exploring beautiful meadows and a beautiful lake—while also learning about the area’s conflicts with the law in the 1800s. Exploring Sigmund Stern Grove is one of the most relaxing ways to spend a day in San Francisco.

Notes: Meet the group at 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd. If it rains, the tour will be canceled.

Next Tours

    None scheduled in next 60 days


    This tour will not be offered from November – April. Check Calendar for schedule.


    Tour will be canceled in case of rain.

    Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours


    Meet at 19th Ave and Sloat Blvd.

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