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Unspeakable Vice Walking Tour

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Walking Tour: Unspeakable Vice

Public Tickets $30, SFHS Members $10

Join this unique tour, which explores the early history of gay and lesbian culture in San Francisco. Find out why North Beach was a vitally important hub for the gay community!

Starting at the San Francisco Historical Society, we’ll zig zag our way by more than a dozen lost queer bars, concluding with a round of drinks at the site an infamous lesbian hook-up spot on Grant. Hear how the “unspeakable vice” of the Victorians found its place and, through the process, gained a voice.

Starts at 608 Commercial St and ends at Maggy McGary’s pub at 1353 Grant Ave in North Beach. This exciting new tour includes a free drink at Maggy McGary's, included in the tour price.

Must be 21 years old to attend. Limit 1 free drink per guest.

Tours led by expert, Shawn Sprockett

Tour Dates & Times:

Saturday, January 13th at 11 AM

Saturday, February 17th at 11 AM

Saturday March 23rd at 11 AM

**** Additional Tour Information ***

General public admission, $30 per person (non-members) and includes one alcoholic beverage.

Additional donations at checkout are always appreciated and keep the ticket price low.

Members, $10 with 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