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Fort Mason Walking Tour

Had a fantastic tour with Chris Carlsson around old Fort Mason Grounds. Despite my living here for... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Stephen F
Palm Springs, California
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FABULOUS WALKING TOUR! Beer, Dunes, and Trains

I attended one of the most informative walking tour of SF I've experienced on April 28th. The walk... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Pacifica, California
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518 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1115
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic tour with Chris Carlsson around old Fort Mason Grounds. Despite my living here for over 40 years, I was unaware of the rich political, economic, and social history of this area, extending back to original native residents, before the arrival of Europeans....More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

I attended one of the most informative walking tour of SF I've experienced on April 28th. The walk was comfortable, awesome/cool information about the early days of SF - AND I got all of my steps in for the day. I will definitely sign up...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

This three hour tour sped by with tons of SF 'underground' history.And you will be taken to places that are filled with history few residents of SF know about. The tour guides are a treasure trove of information.

1  Thank Axel Z
Reviewed March 20, 2018

I've lived in San Francisco for 30 years, but there always seems to be something new to be discovered! The Shaping SF walking tours are a wealth of information. It's like a trip back in time, learning about the labor movement, local ecology, how people...More

1  Thank runrenerun
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Great for all... locals and visitors alike. I'm local and it's fun to walk familiar streets and find out all sorts of new information, historical facts and present day tid bits. One major aspect of this walking tour was about the physical changes to the...More

1  Thank Katherine P
Reviewed November 27, 2017

We started on the SF Embarcadero on a beautiful day in November. We learned about the history of the bay and the fill that was used to shape the SF Bay coastline. This was a 3 hour walking and talking tour. Dress in layers, good...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

First of all, Chris Carlsson is a god-damn walking encyclopedia of popular and movement history of San Francisco. Amazing breadth and depth of knowledge about various movements, moments, and key figure sin San Francisco. He did a great job of explaining how each figure, whose...More

Thank Cesar R
Reviewed November 2, 2017

We had a blast touring several Colma cemeteries with Chris by bike. The cemeteries are packed full of history and interesting architecture. Chris was very flexible and proactive in asking about the group's preferences, accommodating requests, and diving into the history. We'll definitely do another...More

Thank Dustin P
Reviewed November 24, 2015

I've lived in - and studied the history of - SF for a million years yet found this tour totally fascinating. A feast of hidden history - artistic, political (apparently the 8-hr work day originated here), maritime, even horticultural. The tour's leaders are very active...More

1  Thank Cosi P
Reviewed November 6, 2015

What a fascinating, and fun, time this turned out to be. The history presented was provocative, the scenery stunning, and company pleasant. Mixed together with the dynamism of cruising around on our bikes, we'd gladly check out another tour in the future. In fact, we...More

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the
foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural
attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous
street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
make this neighborhood a magnet for young people.
While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its
top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the
city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the
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