San Francisco Ghosts: Gold and Ghouls Tour

Craving a ghoulish adventure through the haunted heart of the City of Golden Gate? Join San Francisco Ghosts to step into the shadows of the city’s dark past and hear terrifying tales of gold rush greed, devastating earthquakes, and infamous outlaws.

Book a San Francisco ghost tour to explore the city’s spooky landmarks and haunted mansions, where untold horrors and heartbreaking tragedies still echo through the night.

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San Francisco Ghosts: Gold and Ghouls Tour

Discover the tragic tales and mysteries that keep the ghosts of San Francisco’s past stuck in the foggy embrace of the city’s haunted history. Join San Francisco ghosts tonight for a spooky stroll through the shadowy streets of San Francisco and experience the city’s macabre charm. Want to squeeze every last drop of thrill and fright from your San Francisco ghost tour? Add the Bonus Extended Tour to uncover even more spine-tingling tales and unearth the ghastly secrets lurking beneath the surface.

Meeting Location: Union Square, 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108, on the corner of Powell Street and Post Street

Starting Time: Ghost tours are held nightly at 8 PM, rain or shine!

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on Ghost Tours

Alcohol Policy: No Drinking Permitted

Adults Only: No

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Five Stars

Mike really knew his stuff and was excellent at keeping everyone engaged and interested in the stories he was yelling. I also suspect he knows a lot ...

07.11.24
Dave Curtis
 

Five Stars

It was so so fun! I love Okelly.

06.18.24
Anders Luffman
 

Five Stars

My friend and I went on the Gold and Ghouls Tour with Mike and Oakly (the pup). We had such a great time! Mike was very knowledgeable and could answer...

06.18.24
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Tour Preview: Where You’ll Go

Curran Theater

Named after its first owner, Curran Theater may seem like just another vintage gem in San Francisco’s cultural crown, but lurking within its wall is a tale so tragic it makes every show a haunting experience. Forget its classic outward charm; this historic theater bears witness to the haunting presence of Hewlett Tarr, a ghostly figure forever trapped within its walls after he was tragically shot by a petty armed robber.

Nob Hill Inn

Built in 1907, this quaint vintage hotel was one of the first set of buildings constructed after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire that swept through the Golden Gate City. Today, it’s haunted by not one, not two, but a community of mischievous spirits who seem more interested in causing mischief than anything else, with playful pranks and antics that have driven frustrated staff to their wit’s end.

Pacific Union Club

The Flood mansion, home to San Fran’s exclusive Pacific Union Club, stands as a relic of elitist opulence, with a history as dark and mysterious as the club’s anachronistic policies. Today, the club’s building is said to be haunted by the ghost of its former owner, James C. Flood, who shuffles through its halls desperately in search of something he can’t seem to remember.

The Hauntings of San Francisco

San Francisco’s haunted history dates back to the Spanish era in the late 18th century when European colonial powers desperately sought to establish supremacy and control over the North American Pacific Coast. However, the discovery of gold in 1849 truly put the city on a spectral map, bringing in a flood of treasure seekers and greedy prospectors from all around the world with nothing else on their minds than striking it rich and maybe striking each other dead in the process. With this influx of hopes and dreams came a fair share of tragedies and nightmares, and boy did those tragedies lay the foundation for some seriously spooky tales.

As the first Chinatown in the country was established and fortune-seeking immigrants from the Far East settled, this Pacific coast marvel became a melting pot for different hopes, dreams, and the restless spirits of those who only found tragedy instead of fortune. With every wave of hopeful souls washing ashore, tragedy seemed to follow like a persistent shadow, leaving behind a city ripe for ghostly encounters and eerie experiences.

The great earthquake and devastating fire that killed more than 3000 people in San Francisco in 1906 only added to the city’s haunted legacy. Prepare to hear the story of the historic Flood mansion, now home to the exclusive Pacific Union Club in the upscale Nob Hill neighborhood. Despite being one of the few structures to survive the onslaught of both disasters in the entire area, its interior was almost damaged beyond repairs, leaving it ripe for haunting by the ghost of its former owner, James C. Flood.

 

The Most Haunted Places in San Francisco, CA

 

In a city where even the ghosts have stories to tell, you never know what spooky surprises await around every corner. From the eerie echoes of Alcatraz’s deserted cells to the ghostly apparitions that wander the ruins of Sutro Baths, San Francisco is a haven for long-forgotten souls who cannot find comfort in the afterlife. The historic Haskell House also has a long history of spooky events, with past tenants and visitors reporting strange experiences that have refused to stop.

The majestic Chambers Mansion holds a ghastly tale of a gruesome murder beneath its beautiful Victorian architecture. Even the City Hall isn’t left out of the ghostly party, with a storied history that echoes the eerie whispers of scandal, assassination, and politicians still vying for power in the afterlife. Discover the most haunted locations in Fog City on a heart-pounding ghost tour with San Francisco Ghosts!

Reasons to Take the San Francisco Ghost Tour

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You’re ready for adventure

In a city that’s bustling on every corner, adventure is not hard to come by. San Fran has got it all. It is home to some of ... the world’s most prestigious educational and cultural institutions. There’s a concert hall or a museum on every corner. A bar or culinary Venus flytrap waiting under every awning. San Fran is also a melting pot — full of rich neighborhoods, each in their own way has paved what the US is today. You’ll never grow tired of exploring Fog City. Still, when the sun sets and you’re still hungry for more, the fun is just getting started. Come experience the thrill of multiple haunted locations with stories that will shake you.

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You’ve already seen Alcatraz

If you’ve already paid a visit to the infamous Alcatraz island, heard the tales, and seen the sights. Your appetite is wet ... with stories of ghosts and phantoms. Now, you’re in the market for more eldritch horrors. Our tours take you around popular destinations while recounting nail-biting accounts of hauntings meant to give you your fix of ghosts. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see a plethora of different sites that are historically and deeply haunted.

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It’s date night

Did you know that science has proven that a good fright is as potent as Spanish Fly when it comes to getting your groove on? ... Our brains go gonzo whenever we experience a good scare with our better half. It’s orgasmic, it’s chemical, it’s natural. There’s a reason why horror movies are a stereotypical date night activity. There is no better way to spend a night with your significant other than being scared into each other’s arms. This engaging and fun tour is the perfect way to switch it up and step away from the TV. Trust us, you’ll be talking about this date night for months to come.

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You watched Vertigo

Maybe you watched ‘Vertigo’, or ‘The Rock’, or any other movie that was filmed at the Fairmont Hotel. “I want a sui ... te, a shower, a shave, the feel of a suit,” John Mason. Remember, Nick Cage, getting into a yellow jag while Sean Connery goes after his daughter in a Humvee? Such fond memories. Such killer lines. While the hotel makes for the perfect backdrop in any movie, the activity that goes on inside is a bit more bone-chilling. Come see what makes the Fairmont Hotel equally beautiful and haunted.

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You don’t believe in ghosts

We won’t try to convert you into a ghost hunter, but we will share the historical accounts of real deaths and hauntings tha ... t surround SF. These frightening stories may just leave you a bit more intrigued about life after death. We’ll allow you to be the Skully to our Mulder — just watch out, sometimes the spooks take your reluctance as a challenge.

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You’re on a tight schedule

“America only has three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everything else is Cleveland.” — Tennessee Wi ... lliams.



There’s a reason why Herb Caen, once stated, “one day, if I go to heaven… I’ll look around and say, ‘it ain’t bad, but it’s not San Francisco.” Fog City can be a daunting city upon arrival; colorful buildings, historical sites, and so much to see. It’s a breathtaking place that has inspired the likes of Rudyard Kipling, “San Francisco has only one drawback – ’tis heard to leave, “ Tony Bennet, Anthony Bourdain, Dylan Thomas, Robin Williams, Jack Kerouac, and everyone you can imagine. “Los Angeles is just a big parking lot where folks buy a hamburger before their trip to San Francisco,” that’s not us by the way but John Lennon. This tour combines a bit of everything. You will experience historical events while walking around one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of SF. Whether you’re a local, or a tourist who refers to this city as “Frisco”, this tour is the perfect way to see the good, bad, and ugly of this Gold Rush town. If you’re on a tight schedule, this tour has you covered.

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San Francisco Ghost Tour

San Francisco Ghosts: Gold and Ghouls Tour

San Francisco Ghosts reveals the sinister world at the fringes of the City by the Bay.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet at Union Square, 333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108, on the corner of Powell Street and Post Street, across from the giant lit sign that says "Saks Fifth Avenue".

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

San Francisco Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy some liquid courage while hearing ghostly tales of San Francisco's most historic haunts and drinking hotspots.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Tours meet at the High Horse - Jackson Square Historic District 582 Washington St.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 5:30PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Gold, Greed, and Gunslingers: Forging San Francisco

Bring to life the city’s den of iniquity in the infamous red-light district characterized by lawlessness and danger.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet your tour guide in front of the Hilton Financial District, at the intersection of Merchant and Kearny Streets.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 2PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Taste of San Francisco: Flavors of the Mission District Melting Pot Food Tour

Learn the diverse and unique story of San Francisco through food and history. San Francisco has been the epicenter for change. From the hippie movement of the 60s to the current gentrification taking place with the tech boom.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet your guide at Mexico Liberty Bell, Dolores Street & 19th Street San Francisco, CA 94114

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 11AM

Tour LengthTour Length:

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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Vintage Murder and Mystery True Crime Tour of San Francisco

Join this investigative tour into the infamous people and historic places in San Francisco's history, and the secrets they'd rather have kept hidden from their friends and neighbors.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Please meet your tour guide at Lotta's Fountain at Market St and Kearney St.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 4:30PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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