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San Francisco Ghost Tour

San Francisco may be a friendly place, but don’t be fooled! The Bay hides some pretty spooky secrets! Book a tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours as we explore the creepiest haunts in the 415.

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Why You Need to Take Our San Francisco Ghost Tour

You’ll learn about the hidden history of San Francisco with one of our local guides and paranormal experts. You’ll get to see the city like never before, and you might even come face-to-face with a real ghost! Are you scared yet? You should be! Our tours rely on the natural haunted essence of the city to get that adrenaline rush. There’s nobody in a costume sneaking up behind you for a cheap scare; our thrills are authentic. Whether you’re a local looking to learn more about your city, or a tourist who wants to see the sights, we’ve got a spot for you. So what are you waiting for? Book your San Francisco ghost tour today!

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Five Stars

It was so so fun! I love Okelly.

06.18.24
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Five Stars

My friend and I went on the Gold and Ghouls Tour with Mike and Oakly (the pup). We had such a great time! Mike was very knowledgeable and could answer...

06.18.24
Hilary Smith
 

Five Stars

Great tour guide. Lots of creepy history. Thanks Mike for a spooky and magical evening!

06.15.24
Ashley
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Tickets Start At $26

SAN FRANCISCO GHOSTS: GOLD AND GHOULS TOUR

Lost in a fog of tragedy, misfortune, and greed, San Francisco’s reputation as the city of gold vanished in darkness with its forsaken and forgotten souls.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Union Square at the corner of Powell St. and Post St.

Tour TimeTour Times: 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $27

SAN FRANCISCO GHOSTS BOOS AND BOOZE HAUNTED PUB CRAWL

Try the new Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl for some genuine scares, spirits, and spirits in San Francisco.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: High Horse in the Jackson Square Historic District, 582 Washington, St.

Tour TimeTour Times: 5:30PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $25

GOLD, GREED, AND GUNSLINGERS: FORGING SAN FRANCISCO

It's pretty now, but during the Gold Rush this area was known as the Barbary Coast, infamous for its violence and vice.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Corner of Merchant St. and Kearney St. Across the street from Portsmouth Square, in front of the Hilton.

Tour TimeTour Times: 2PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $75

TASTE OF SAN FRANCISCO: FLAVORS OF THE MISSION DISTRICT

Learn the diverse and unique story of San Francisco though food and history. San Francisco has been the epicenter for change. From the hippie movement of the 60s, to the current gentrification taking place with the tech boom.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Mexico Liberty Bell, Dolores Street & 19th Street San Francisco, CA

Tour TimeTour Times: 11AM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is San Francisco So Haunted?

 

Before the Europeans arrived, the San Francisco Bay Area was inhabited by the Yelamu people. The Spaniards arrived in the mid-1700s, and like usual, they attempted to use Catholicism to subjugate the local Indigenous tribes. Originally called Yerba Buena when the budding town was part of Mexico, the name was changed to San Francisco shortly before the end of the Mexican-American War.

The land was soon ceded over to the United States, but San Francisco remained a small town despite its ideal location in a natural harbor. It wasn’t until the California Gold Rush that the population started to grow. The city exploded in 1849 as prospectors flocked to the town hoping to hit it big, leading to them being nicknamed “Forty-niners.” The town grew even more after California became a state, as more gold and silver reserves were discovered nearby.

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Asian immigration became a central focal point for the city as Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos crossed the Pacific, looking for work and opportunity in the face of racism and heavy discrimination. The 1906 earthquake left a lasting impression on the city, destroying much of San Francisco’s infrastructure, but the city came back more vital than ever. During the Great Depression, the city was able to take on the massive task of building the Golden Gate Bridge.

Today, San Francisco is a financial and cultural powerhouse. But behind the tech companies, protest marches, and friendly atmosphere, San Francisco hides some pretty dark secrets. The City by the Bay is overrun with ghosts, and they’re waiting to be discovered! Many are locked up in Alcatraz or stranded on Angel Island, while some hang out on the Bay Bridge or on Lombard Street.

Then there are the classic haunted houses like the Whittier Mansion or the Nob Hill Inn. The spirits of the immigrants and gold prospectors who flocked to San Francisco created a cultural melting pot and left behind tons of interesting ghost stories. So don’t miss out on the Bay Area haunts! Book your San Francisco ghost tour today at www.usghostadventures.com!

Why should you tour with us?

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You’re ready for a new adventure

In a city that’s bustling on every corner, adventure is not hard to come by. San Fran has got it all. San Fran is also a melting pot, full of rich neighborhoods, each in their own way has paved what the US is today. Come experience the thrill of multiple haunted locations with stories that will shake you. Discover a side of San Francisco that you won't see on post cards with a San Francisco ghost tour.

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You’ve already seen Alcatraz

You’ve already paid a visit to the infamous Alcatraz island, heard the tales, and seen the sights. Now, you’re in the market for more eldritch horrors. Our tours take you around popular destinations while recounting nail-biting accounts of hauntings meant to give you your fix of ghosts. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see a plethora of different sites that are historically and deeply haunted.

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You want to do something different for date night

There’s a reason why horror movies are a stereotypical date night activity. There is no better way to spend a night with your significant other than being scared into each other’s arms. This engaging and fun San Francisco ghost tour is the perfect way to switch it up and step away from the TV. Trust us, you’ll be talking about this date night for months to come.

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You want to see the hotel featured in Vertigo

Maybe you watched ‘Vertigo’, or ‘The Rock’, or any other movie that was filmed at the Fairmont Hotel. “I want a suite, a shower, a shave, the feel of a suit,” John Mason. While the hotel makes for the perfect backdrop in any movie, the activity that goes on inside is a bit more bone-chilling. Come see what makes the Fairmont Hotel equally beautiful and haunted.

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You're on the fence about the existence of ghosts

We won’t try to convert you into a ghost hunter, but we will share the historical accounts of real deaths and hauntings that surround SF. These frightening stories may just leave you a bit more intrigued about life after death. We’ll allow you to be the Skully to our Mulder — just watch out, sometimes the spooks take your reluctance as a challenge.

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You’re on a tight schedule and want a quick way to explore the city

Fog City can be a daunting city upon arrival; colorful buildings, historical sites, and so much to see. This tour combines a bit of everything. You will experience historical events while walking around one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of SF. Whether you’re a local, or a tourist who refers to this city as “Frisco”, this tour is the perfect way to see the good, bad, and ugly of this Gold Rush town.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

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Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

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Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

Posted 09.29.2021

 
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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021