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Victorian Home Walk

Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415-252-9485
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Great tour for tourists and locals

This is a great 2 hour tour no matter if you're a local or a tourist. Jay was fun and informative... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2012
san francisco, california
Jewell-like homes, fascinating history and celebrity name checks -- no hills!

Energetic and knowledgeable Jay Gifford has found a walking route in hilly San Francisco suitable... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2012
Americus, Georgia
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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.
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Union Square, Corner of Powell and Post, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This is a great 2 hour tour no matter if you're a local or a tourist. Jay was fun and informative and the two hours flew by so quickly. It's a great way to see some of the most beautiful parts of San Francisco. The...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Energetic and knowledgeable Jay Gifford has found a walking route in hilly San Francisco suitable for all -- ride up on MUNI and walk down. Jay is full of interesting details of both the city's history and architectural styles and welcomes all questions. The segment...More

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victorianwalk, Manager at Victorian Home Walk, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2012

Marysunshine thank you so much for your kind words. I'd like to thank you for pointing out that there really are NO uphills to climb. The route was specifically created to be an easy walking tour; we are so glad you had a wonderful time!

Reviewed March 26, 2012

A week ago, last Sunday, I decided to be a tourist in my own city, and take the Victorian Home Walk, with tour guide Mariyn Straka. We started out at a Victorian B&B, that used to be a girls school near Gough, and walked through...More

Thank katschlier
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Our stay in San Francisco was too short, so I was thrilled to have found this gem of a tour! While the weather was not ideal, the rain held off and allowed us a wonderful 2 1/2 hours! Marilyn was an awesome guide: extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank Janet V
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Marilyn Straka led a large group of San Francisco tourists on a most informative Victorian Home Walk tour. She focussed well on architectural styles and created a very friendly atmosphere within the group. Questions were encouraged. The highlight for me was the stop at a...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed March 18, 2012

I really enjoyed the tour. It's a great way to have a first look at the city.

Thank Mathilde C
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Our guide Jay provided exactly what you want from a tour of this kind: lots of local history and extensive knowledge about the different styles of architecture in the area. It is a lovely way to spend a day in San Francisco.

Thank eekmoo
Reviewed March 6, 2012

If you are visiting San Francisco, this is the tour you don't want to miss. Jay is personable and provides the group with an intimate, informative, not to be missed, easy walk through historic areas. Philadelphia/Cape May kudos.

Thank s n
Reviewed February 26, 2012

A delightful 2 hours and great way to feel a neighborhood of San Fran.

Thank G0lfer14
Reviewed February 22, 2012

We heard about Jay and his wonderful tour from some friends. While we were in the Bay area for our 20th anniversary we thought we would find Jay and take his tour. It was one of the best, informative, beautiful, easy going and friendly tours...More

Thank Ingrid M
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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
Brian P
April 18, 2016|
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Response from victorianwalk | Property representative |
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.