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Barbary Coast Crooks Tour

Barbary Coast Crooks Tour

Duration:2 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I've been writing about crime history since the 1980s. My column, “Notorious Crooks” appears in the SF Examiner. I created this tour with the late Kevin Mullen, Deputy Police Chief of San Francisco. I’ve also appeared on the ID network as an expert on San Francisco crime. This year I received the Oscar Lewis Award from the San Francisco Historical Association for my writing on San Francisco.
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What we’ll do

On our Barbary Coast tour you’ll discover why this area was known as The Wickedest Place in the West. You’ll learn how the not-so-secret business of Shanghaiing sailors built and funded the Barbary Cost… Discover San Francisco's most dangerous saloons, infamous brothels and the legendary Bella Union Theatre Learn how a unique lottery in Paris brought 1000 French prostitutes to San Francisco; And…

What else you should know

In the event of rain the tour will be rescheduled.

Where you'll be

We start at the historic Old Ship Saloon on Pacific Avenue. We'll see The Comstock Saloon on Columbus, walk down Kearney Street, site of the legendary Bella Union Music Hall, and Eldorado Casino, stroll past the home of Emperor Norton, see the last remaining Pacific Street dance hall

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

In the event of rain the tour will be rescheduled.
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history walk
Barbary Coast Crooks Tour
New experience
$48/person
New experience
$48/person