Historic disaster, Celebrity Intrigue, and Ancient Evils
When you think of San Francisco, you likely think of tech-minded companies like Apple or Pixar, the unbelievable food, Alcatraz, or the first Chinatown – but our tour will show you a side of the city that not many people realize exists. Take a walk with us through the Nob Hill and Union Square sections of the city where you will find haunted hotels, streets, clubs, and office buildings. Learn about the ancient Mayan secrets of the Sutter building, the famous tragedies that haunt The Westin St. Francis, or all of the devastation and heartbreak that followed the great earthquake of 1906, which has literally and figuratively haunted the city for over a hundred years. Find out about the terrible night that lead to Fatty Arbuckle’s blacklisting from the film industry. Listen to how the city was littered with broken buildings and refugee camps after the earthquake. After the gold rush of ’49, San Francisco became a beacon of hope and prosperity, but not everyone can strike gold, and inevitably, many people seeking fame and fortune will find tragedy instead, and their stories will likely disturb and frighten you. These events throughout history continue to have an impact on the area, and the accounts we have compiled in this tour reveal that these hills have just as much horror as happiness.
Will You Join Us?
Each of our guides is trained extensively before they begin escorting guests through the haunted Golden City. Join our SF Ghost Tour and see famous sites within the historic Nob Hill neighborhood including the Fairmont Hotel, Dennis T. Sullivan Memorial, and the secretive Union-Pacific Club. For large parties, we offer customized group tours for a more personal, VIP experience as well as our traditional ghost walk.
What draws the supernatural to San Francisco?
San Francisco is a city that thrives on the diversity of the people who live here. The gold rush of 1849 opened up the Western United States like never before, and as a result, people flooded into the Golden City. These new settlers came full of hope looking for new opportunities. But with hope, inevitably comes dashed dreams and tragedy. Our tour offers an uncompromising look at what makes San Francisco such a compelling haunted location. Every story you hear on the tour will showcase the tragedy that hides at the fringes of the city. San Francisco is one of the most active paranormal locations in the country, and after taking the tour, you will know why. Whether we talk about the once- grand Nob Hill mansions that were leveled by the earthquake, or the more human story of the tragic death of a hero Fire Chief, you will not be able to get these blood-chilling stories out of your mind long after the tour ends. Sure, you could read about the tragedies and deaths that lurk beneath the City by the Bay in a book, but experiencing the horrifying truth first-hand will help you understand why this city’s ghostly history is so unique. Reserve your tour today, and experience the side of Los Angeles that Hollywood does not want you to know!Read sightings & stories
Our San Francisco Ghost Tours take you through 8-12 different sites around the Hollywood Boulevard area, each one ratcheting up the tension more and more. Meet your experienced tour guide at Union Square on the corner of Powell Street and Post Street at least 15 minutes before your tour’s scheduled departure time. The standard tour takes about an hour, and walks you through several landmark locations in the Nob Hill area. If you select the extended tour, you will get another 30 minutes of chilling stories and historical locations in the Union Square section of the city!
The San Francisco Ghost Tours walking route is a great way to see the amazing sites of the affluent Nob Hill and Union Square areas while also getting your fill of the ghostly atmosphere of the city’s most haunted locations. This tour is perfect for first time visitors to San Francisco, and seasoned locals alike!
San Francisco Ghost Tours is a family-friendly attraction and is suitable for everyone, so bring your kids, friends, or a date! We’ll make sure that you have an informative, memorable, and slightly terrifying night. Keep in mind that tours fill up quickly, so reserve your spot early through our website, or contact us at [site_phone].
Tours begin at Union Square on the corner of Powell Street and Post Street. Tours are held rain or shine. Please note that we do not go inside the buildings, nor do we meet inside anywhere. However, you are more than welcome to tour the public locations at your leisure after the tour has ended.
The tour is around 1 hour long, and is one mile long. If you choose the extended tour, you will get roughly 30 minutes and an additional 0.5 miles immediately after the first tour ends.
Tickets for our San Francisco Ghost Tours must be purchased in advance, and can be found right here on our website. We will have your name on a roster, so no need to print anything out! Bring your ID and show up ready to start the tour!
Adult tickets are $19; children under 12 $12; and children under 6 are free. The extended tour costs additional per person.
You must attend the tour for the date and time of your purchase. Ghost tours are held rain or shine. Rescheduling may be done upon prior approval, and is subject to a rescheduling fee.
Parking is available at nearby parking garages and lots. Union Square, our meeting place, even houses an underground pay parking garage (please look up availability before attempting to use). Please check your tour time and meeting location in advance so that you may arrive on time. We recommend arriving early to find parking and to ensure that you are not late.
Here are 4 reasons why you should book Los Angeles Ghosts over any other tourist attraction!
We offer the Most Compelling Tour Experience
Our tour offers thrilling supernatural history of the city, but also covers a wide array of educational and historical details of the city that you will not learn anywhere else!
Our Tours are Carefully Curated
We don’t just tell any stories here at San Francisco Ghost Stories, we spend extra time and energy to
research eyewitness accounts and compelling historical facts for our retellings.
Your Experience Comes First!
We guarantee a fun and memorable experience for every person who chooses San Francisco Ghost
Tours as a way to explore the city in a unique and unexpected way.