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About San Francisco Ghost Tours

The façade of Nob Hill high society hides a seedy and frightening side of San Francisco that only shows when you scrape at the fraying edges of this city. Your route on the San Francisco Ghosts tour will visit 8 or 12 supernatural hotspots that hold fascinating but macabre stories that many would rather remain hidden. Our standard tour takes around an hour to complete and will have you stand on the very spots where these terrible stories happened. The Extended tour adds an additional 30 mins and another 4 haunting stories that take you deeper into the haunted history of San Francisco.

In San Francisco, the history of this city is intertwined with unimaginable destruction lurking beneath the surface. When you know what to look for, you can detect the scent of death lingering after the fog clears. In 1904 the fire that followed the earthquake burned much of this city’s early history; some 3000 residents perished in the earthquake, whether by fire or disease. One location that was partially saved is the Pacific-Union Club. This elegant building was bought from Silver Baron James C. Flood after the earthquakes. They considered tearing down the brownstone shell, which was all that had survived the fires. Instead, the exclusive members-only club rebuilt the inside, even importing more of the New England Brownstone with which the exterior had been built. This secretive club’s unofficial mantra is reported to be ‘no women, no Democrats, no reporters.’ Who knows what lurks inside now.

The rest of the city is perhaps the polar opposite of that club, one of the country’s hubs for diversity and innovation. San Francisco’s cheery reputation is well earned, but you don’t have to scratch much before you touch a seam sadness that breaks just out of view.

Our San Francisco Ghost Tour Digs Deep

As you walk through some of the most affluent areas of the country, you will learn more about the historical buildings and events the city has to share. The haunted sites include the luxurious Fairmont Hotel, The Huntingdon Mansion, and many more haunted and historic locations.

Your knowledgeable, local ghost tour guides will take you through the dramatic and unbelievable true stories that make up this city’s most compelling supernatural encounters, including the ghosts of ancient evil spirits, and the spirit of an alleged victim of one of the most famous silent film stars.

Suicide, murder, natural disaster, and dashed dreams all add up to some of the most compelling and strange stories from the Golden City you will ever hear.

Experience San Francisco’s Terrifying Past

Despite San Francisco’s reputation for prosperity and innovation, do not be surprised if your tour changes how you view the city. Each location is guaranteed to make you think twice about turning off your lights at night.

From the cursed monument in Union Square to the Huntington Mansion, which stood in the current Huntington Park. The mansion was built by Collis Potter Huntington, the man who pioneered the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR).  The first engine to ride the CPRR rails from Sacramento to Salt Lake was named after him, the new rail line became incredibly successful, and brought fame and wealth to Huntington. He was a ruthless advocate of progress at all costs. His magnificent house was filled with the latest technology and labor-saving conveniences, but even they could not save it from the earthquake. It was reduced to rubble during the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 18. Soon the wealthy residents were queueing beside the poor for soup and blankets with everyone else.

San Francisco Ghost Tours Offers Something for Everyone

Whether you are interested in San Francisco history or you are simply looking to connect with a different side of The Paris fo the West, San Francisco Ghosts offers a detailed look at the history and hauntings of this jewel of the American West Coast, and includes more than a little terror.

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Elina Andreassen

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May 20, 2024

Mike and Oakly were great. Mike seemed super knowledgeable about the history of each place and that ...

Xavier Frick

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May 20, 2024

Very informative, insightful, and passionate tour

Nafees Coleman

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May 20, 2024

Great history and stories about the ghosts in SF. Entertaining no doubt!!


  • Remain calm.

    Don’t lose your cool, even if you are surprised by something you can’t explain. Grab your phone and try to snap a pic!

  • Be polite.

    Behave as if your grandparents were on the tour, even if they are old hippies, be polite!

  • Do not provoke the spirits.

    You don’t like being poked, and they don’t like being poked, so don’t poke the ghosts.

  • Stay together.

    Karl the fog can get pretty thick, but despite this, we haven’t lost any guests yet, thanks for staying together!

  • Watch your step.

    The hills of San Fran, AND the fog can be a tricky combination, stay alert, and keep your feet on solid ground.