What you’ll do
You’ll discover the fascinating ghost stories of San Francisco Chinatown, explore the actual, bizarre, chilling, and sometimes brutal events that brought these stories into being, and connect it all to the historical and cultural context of Chinese supernatural folklore going back thousands of years.
This 90-minute walking tour will entertain and delight while bringing historical events and the zeitgeist of the day to life. Believers and skeptics alike will gain insight into Chinese attitudes about the supernatural, see Chinatown alleyways with new eyes, and leave wondering about what really lies beyond the so-called real world.
We’ll start our tour at Clarion Performing Arts Center on 2 Waverly Place. From Grant Avenue, take a left up Sacramento Street for half a block and turn right on Waverly Place. I will greet you in front of the Clarion and talk for a few minutes before heading into the heart of Chinatown. We’ll cover about one mile so wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to tackle a couple hills. Total tour time is 90 minutes.
WARNING: The Haunted Chinatown tour includes shocking stories of murder, violence, suicide, and human trafficking and may not be suitable for children or sensitive adults.
Where we’ll meet
Clarion Performing Arts Center: 2 Waverly Place. San Francisco (corner of Sacramento Street & Waverly Place)
From Grant Avenue, take a left up Sacramento Street for half a block and turn right on Waverly Place. We will greet you in front of the Clarion