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Victorian Home Walk

Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
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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. Private tours available upon request.
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

My wife and I live in a Victorian home in Texas, so we decided to take the Victorian Home Walk on Saturday morning in San Francisco. Jay was extremely informative, explaining the three periods of Victorian architecture and examining the details of the homes. Starting...More

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victorianwalk, Owner at Victorian Home Walk, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for a wonderful review! I am glad you enjoyed lunch after the tour. It’s a good reminder to folks that after the tour we end on Union Street which is full of great lunch spots!

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

My husband and I live in a historic home in Ann Arbor, MI, so we decided to take this tour. It was so cool! Jay was super informative and made for a great host. I would highly recommend this tour. Also, the tour is more...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

I loved this walking tour, I honestly learnt so much about San Francisco's architecture as well as its history. The tour felt like an easy stroll but was jam packed with information and plenty to see. Definitely more than worthwhile and I thoroughly recommend it...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This tour was great! First of all, Jay has a wonderful, relaxed personality combined with an impressive and extensive knowledge of his subject. On the day of the tour, we simply showed up at the corner of Post and Powell at the appointed time and...More

Thank Melissa R
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I wanted a nice guided walk through some of the famous old home neighborhoods. Jay is a very knowledgeable guide and answers some very tough questions easily. The walking is a fair amount with hills so wear comfy shoes. The houses you...More

Thank Matthew E
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to San Francisco a number of times but we saw new aspects of the city on this tour. Jay Gifford is a congenial and supremely informed guide to the architectural history of San Francisco, before and after the Great Earthquake of 1906. A...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

I am absolutely recommending this tour! The guide is a very friendly people’s person of great knowledge – not only of SF’s housing and architectural history. He has travelled the world and can therefore put SF in context of other big cities. He is very...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

9 of us were at Union Square today ready to go but the guide didn’t show. We texted him and he said he was sick. It should have been cancelled on the website to save us the trouble.

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victorianwalk, Owner at Victorian Home Walk, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

I woke up with a bad case of the flu and could not show up for tour. Those who called me that morning understood. Beyond my control. So sorry.

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Jay has this tour dialed in. His meanderings were pure magic. I learned so much from him, and now have new "eyes" to take in the city's architecture. He has the tour designed in such a way that you never go up any hills, but...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

After living in SF for nearly 10 years, I took this tour and can honestly say it completely changed the way I view the city and it's beautiful Victorians. I learned so much from Jay, who was friendly and very well-informed. I highly recommend this...More

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Jennifer H
April 6, 2017|
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Response from victorianwalk | Property representative |
Yes, children are allowed. I get many participants with small children. Effective January 2017 the tour operates three days a week (from five). Tour open Friday, Saturday and Monday. There are still some old brochures... More
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Brian P
April 18, 2016|
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No booking. Just show up at corner of Powell and Post of Union Square. I show up at 10:55 am with a yellow sign that says Victorian Home Walk. $25 cash fee collected at end of tour. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
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