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Victorian Home Walk

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Address: Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: +1 415-252-9485
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Description: Join us in exploring Pacific Heights with its colorful Victorian row...
Join us in exploring Pacific Heights with its colorful Victorian row houses, famous mansions, and beautiful gardens. Learn the history of San Francisco through its architecture ! A great introduction into the local side of San Francisco. Established in 1996. EXCLUSIVE : Visit the inside of a period Queen Anne Victorian ! The walk is easy, the pace leisurely, and there are no hills to climb. LOCATION: Union Square (We meet on corner of Powell and Post). HOURS: 11am Thursday thru Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
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A fabulous San Francisco experience

I only had 2 days in San Francisco, and this walking tour with Jay was the highlight of my visit. Such a pleasure to wander the historical streets of San Francisco with a learned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I only had 2 days in San Francisco, and this walking tour with Jay was the highlight of my visit. Such a pleasure to wander the historical streets of San Francisco with a learned local who is happy to share all kinds of insights - not only about local architecture, history and landscape, but also the impact of social trends... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We enjoyed this tour. Good explanation from Jay. He answered the group's questions. A nice outing far from the touristy places. We ended up on Union Street where Jay recommended good restaurants for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We all loved the tour! Even my 10 yr old son! Jay made it interesting, fun and we didn't want it to end. Highly recommend this tour with beautiful views. 👍👍

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Victorian Home Walk with Jay. We had never visited San Francisco and this very affordable walk made us feel that we had seen special parts of the city that were not near our hotel on Union Square. Jay has tons of interesting information about the homes and the area. None of the walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was a fun and informative tour. Jay was a great guide. A great way to learn about the city and see some parts you may not otherwise.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My 14 year old daughter and I went on this Victorian walking tour in early April 2015. I highly recommend this tour if you are looking to do something different and would like to see different parts off the beaten path in San Francisco. Jay is personable and enjoys sharing his knowledge of various house styles and history. We took... More 

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Taft, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great experience !! Jay is a wonderful guide - we enjoyed the informative tour of the Victorian homes of pacific heights.

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Danville, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Outstanding! Jay was friendly, spoke clearly and loudly enough, has a vast knowledge of the local culture, and the walking was easy, with frequent stops. Oh, and it was incredibly interesting. We have lived in the Bay area for more than 30 years, but Jay added tremendously to our knowledge of these fascinating homes and their neighborhoods. Even his recommendation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had such an enjoyable hour and a half tour with Jay Gifford on the Victorian architecture of Pacific Heights. He is both engaging and extremely knowledgeable.We felt especially lucky that we were the only couple on the tour though I'm certain Jay could handle a large group with ease.We learned a lot but were not overwhelmed and Jay addressed... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I would hghly recommend this tour. Jay was an outstanding Tour Guide. He kept our group moving at a comfortable pace, while giving interesting information on the houses, history, and famous people who lived among these streets. The Victorian Home Walk, followed by shopping and lunch on Union Street was a great way to spend my day as my husband... More 

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