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Absolutely delightful! Having lived here for over 30 years already I went into this thinking I’d be hearing things I already knew but from a unique perspective. I was delighted to find that is was start-to-finish almost entirely new and fascinating information to me! Sometimes...More
You can visit a lot of new places but if you don't learn any history then you just saw scenery. Emperor Norton's tour was full of history that I had never heard of. He brought the odd ball character to life. We toured all around...More
Your guide impersonates a real character from San Francisco's well-known history of accepting odd balls and quacks. Before the Civil War, the original Emperor Norton declared himself the Emperor of all the United States and eventually the "protector of Mexico." Our present day Emperor leads...More
A phenomenal tour. We had kids 15 & 12 (with Asperger's) who trouped along and really enjoyed the experience. Unless younger kids are history buffs, they may drag by the end. The tour is not a grueling walk but it is a nearly three hour...More
We had a fabulous time with Emperor Norton on this walking tour. Only wish we’d done it when we first arrived in SF so we would have time to go back & explore the fantastic places he took us to or talked about.
What a nice and different way to experience San Francisco. This town is amazing for its ability to create the future (in Silicon Valley) and I love that we got to know it’s past aswell.
Emperor Norton is a great past and present San Francisco...More
The Emperor was nice enough to show my friend and I, along with many others, the beautiful city that is San Francisco. He had a lovely way of telling the stories of the past and really brought the history of the city alive. It was...More
This walking tour was recommended to me by a member of a travel community on Facebook and I'm so glad I listened! The sight of a bunch of touring lemmings (including myself) walking behind "the emperor" down the streets of San Fran as he waves...More
I was enthralled from beginning to end! Charismatic, educational, and truly a special peek into San Franciscos past. I highly recommend this tour. I've never done a walking tour before and almost 3 hours did seem a bit daunting, however, when we finished i couldn't...More