Walking tours are a great way to learn more about your own neighborhood or to explore new parts of San Francisco. Some tours are given by SFMHS volunteer docents; these tours are generally free of charge. Other tours are given in conjunction with San Francisco City Guides, and require advance reservations and payment of $15 per person.

SFMHS also offers guided tours of each of the four sections of the Barbary Coast Trail®. These tours, listed here, are free for SFMHS members and $15 per person for non-members. Advance reservations are required.

Additional Members-only Tours

From time to time, SFMHS organizes walking tours for members only. If you are a current member and would like to attend one of these tours, please call (415) 537-1105 ext 0, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 48 hours before the tour.

Cancellation Policy for Walking Tours

We understand that your plans may change after you've made arrangements to attend a walking tour. So that we may update our arrangements accordingly, we ask that you let us know about cancellations at least five (5) business days in advance. In such cases, we will issue a refund for the full amount you paid. Cancellations received with fewer than five business days' notice will receive a credit toward a future SFMHS tour, to be used within six months. If you do not cancel and do not show up for a tour, or if you leave a tour early, you will not receive a refund. If SFMHS cancels a tour due to weather or any other reason, you will have the option of a full refund or credit for a future tour.