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1906 Earthquake and Fire: Chinatown’s Devastation and Renewal Walking Tour

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Walking Tour: 1906 Earthquake and Fire - Chinatown's Devastation and Renewal

Public Tickets $20, SFHS Members Free

At dawn on April 18, 1906, the San Andreas fault ruptured, sending shockwaves racing across San Francisco.  The City is abruptly awakened only to witness a firestorm destroying everything in sight over the next three days. Vibrant and densely populated Chinatown is swiftly engulfed by a raging fire on Day One and its inhabitants are dispersed like embers in the wind. With Chinatown destroyed, City politicians and power brokers decide this is an opportune time to relocate the community. Powered by an irrepressible resiliency the Chinese community reimagines Chinatown and builds back better.

Tours led by Jack Grippi

Tour Dates & Times:

Saturday, January 27th at 11 AM

Saturday, February 17th at 11 AM

Saturday, March 23rd at 11 AM

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**** Additional Tour Information ***

General public admission, $20 per person (non-members) -Additional donations at checkout are appreciated and keep the ticket price low.

Free for members with 100% off discount code. Check your SF History E-newsletter, which goes out the first week of every month, for the membership code. Apply at check-out.

Tour length: Approximately 90 minutes

Maximum attendees: 20 people

In case of rain, tour will be rescheduled