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Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Brave San Francisco’s dark and ghostly past on a real ghost hunt through old Chinatown alleys. You’ll use modern ghost hunting gear, including your own EMF detector during the tour. After meeting near historic Portsmouth Square (after dark, of course), a local guide escorts you down haunted alleys, through mysterious neighborhoods, and around historic street corners. Stand atop old Gold Rush cemeteries, learn of paranormal activity following mysterious deaths, visit the site of infamous brothels, hear about Gold Rush–era hauntings, and how Chinatown’s gang wars shocked the city. Your tour ends back near Portsmouth Square. This tour is not recommended for children under 13.
  • Chinatown’s alleyways after dark
  • Access to professional ghost hunting tools
  • Hauntings of the old Gold Rush district
  • Site of haunted underground “Shanghai” tunnels
  • Stories of disturbed cemeteries and forgotten graves
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Professional guide
Use of ghost hunting gear
Gratuities

Departure Point

600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

We will meet at the newspaper kiosk at the corner of Montgomery and Clay streets, right at the foot of the Transamerica Pyramid. The closest street address is 598 Clay Street. There is NO restroom break on the tour: the closest is at the bars High Horse or Barbarossa Lounge (both closed on Sundays).

Return Details

7 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

We will end in Chinatown, 3.5 blocks away from where we began. Post-tour, we recommend a visit to the historic dive bar Li Po Lounge (a favorite of Anthony Bourdain's) for their deadly Chinese mai tais.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children age 10 and under
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Haunt Ghost Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "A must do if you're looking for something out of the ordinary." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Awesome tour
Billy_G
, Oct 2021
Jade did a great job sharing the history and keeping the entire group engaged. We really enjoyed the tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review Billy! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour. We always try to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience and we hope to see you again soon!
star-5
Learned some cool things....
Candice_K
, Oct 2021
Learned some cool things. Both of the guides had a a lot pt of knowledge. Would recommend Saw the shady side of both the living and dead
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review Candic, I’m so glad you had a great time with us :) We’re working hard to provide the best experience possible and it’s very rewarding when we’re able to do just that!
star-5
San Francisco's dark secrets....
Richard_Q
, Oct 2021
Tour guide was very engaging and really liked the mix of history and haunting stories. Really fun experience!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Richard, thank you for your review. I really appreciate the time you took to share with us your experience and feedback!
star-5
Seeing the copper tools...
Jeovany_M
, Oct 2021
Seeing the copper tools to work while asking the spirits yes or no questions, while using this tool we got to use the EMF readers that would go off after each questions was answered!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We take pride in our tours and always want them to be a memorable experience for our guests! Thanks again for taking the time to write this review, we're very excited about reading what people have to say about their experiences with us!
star-5
Love the history behind...
Danielle_C
, Oct 2021
Love the history behind the city. Jade, our tour guide, was entertaining and informative. Would definitely do it again
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Danielle, thank you for your review. I really appreciate all the time you took to share with us your experience and feedback!
star-5
Wonderful evening!
TARYN_L
, Oct 2021
Jade was such an awesome tour guide! I have done little tours in various cities and by far this was the most interesting evening. Jade’s passion for San Fran is contagious and she was very respectful to the ghosts that may or may not have joined us on the tour ❤️
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thanks for taking the time to review our tour, Taryn! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Jade, and we hope that you'll come ghost hunting with us again!
star-5
Adventurous night
Emily_T
, Oct 2021
Jade gave us a memorable tour with awesome stories and intense ghost interactions that made for a fun night. The ghost hunting tools we used were fun to use to try and find any nearby spirits. Would definitely recommend if you’re into ghost stories and a dark adventure around the city.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for your review Emily, I’m so glad you had a spooky time with us :) We’re working hard to provide the best experience possible and it’s very rewarding when we’re able to do just that!
star-5
Jade was amazing! It was...
Jessica_H
, Oct 2021
Jade was amazing! It was a great blend of history and ghost hunting. We are local to the Bay Area and learned so much! Looking forward to other tours.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much Jessica! Appreciate you joining as locals :)
star-5
Must hear Tales of San Francisco
Luis_F
, Oct 2021
Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, it’s definitely something worth trying. The tour guide was very friendly and made the tour worth while. My girlfriend and I loved that our tour guide Jodie lit sage and prayed for the group just in case any bad spirits were in fact amongst us. We got great creepy history about the city and felt protected from bad entities.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you Luis! So glad to hear you enjoyed Jade's stories and rituals.
star-5
Fun as well as Interesting
Marie_D
, Sep 2021
Jade our tour guide was amazing. The tour was fun as well as informative. I would recommend this tour for anyone that’s interested in the history of San Francisco as well as anyone who has their minds eye open.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
That means a lot Marie. We appreciate your recommendation!

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