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The Painted Ladies and Victorian Homes of Alamo Square Tour

$29 per adult

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
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    Flexible scheduling and refunds

$29 per adult

$29 per adult

  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds


  • Explore the Western Addition’s famous microhoods, from the Fillmore District to trendy Divisadero Street.
  • Bask in the beauty of the Victorian Painted Ladies, immortalized in the 1980s sitcom, “Full House.”
  • Discover the rich history behind San Francisco’s iconic City Hall.
  • Step inside Chateau Tivoli, an elegant mansion in the Alamo Square historic district.
  • Hear true stories of the eccentric residents who built lavish homes in the area in the 1870s and 1880s.
  • Visit landmarks like San Francisco’s first African American church and Alamo Square Park.
  • Learn how this area sprang to life after the 1906 earthquake and fires.
  • Get pointers to find all the Instagram-worthy photo ops along the way.


  • Alamo Square

    Where you’ll see the Painted Ladies (AKA Postcard Row), Sutro Tower, the SF skyline, and more

  • Historic Chateau Tivoli

    A look inside this Victorian treasure in the Alamo Square Historic District

  • Views of City Hall

    A lavish mansion host to many archbishops and Pope Pius XII

  • William Westerfeld House

    Once home to John Mahony, various Russian czars and Anton LaVey

  • Third Baptist Church

    San Francisco’s first Black church

Plan your trip


This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Tour ending point

Our tour will end at the intersection of Fulton and Steiner streets.

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Meeting point

Meet your guide in Alamo Square at the top of the steps at the intersection of Hayes Street and Pierce Street. The address is 575 Pierce Street, San Francisco, CA 94117.


How much walking is there?

Guests should be prepared to walk just over half a mile. Comfortable shoes are recommended. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

Where can I park?

There is metered parking along the street throughout the area.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t expected but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.

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