Barbary Coast Trail plaque

They’re back! Docent-led tours of the four segments of the Barbary Coast Trail® resume in April. All tours take place on Saturday mornings and start at 10 AM. The schedule is as follows:

  • Part I - “Silver Strikes, Earthquakes, and Lion Dancers” covers Market Street, Union Square, and Chinatown and will be offered on April 8, May 6, and June 3.
  • Part II - “Gold Rushers, Shanghaiers, and Jazz Dancers” covers Portsmouth Square, Jackson Square, and the Barbary Coast and will be offered on April 15, May 13, and June 10.
  • Part III - “Hipsters, Paesani, and Semaphore Hill” covers North Beach, Washington Square, and Telegraph Hill and will be offered on April 22, May 20, and June 17.
  • Part IV - “Stevedores, Feluccas, and Windjammers” covers the Northern Waterfront, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Aquatic Park and will be offered on April 29, May 27, and June 24.

Tours are free for SFMHS members and $15 for non-members. Reservations and pre-payment are required; 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. You need not take the tours in order.