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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Discover San Francisco’s dark side on a ghost-hunting tour, using a provided, personal EMF detector to scan haunted alleys, neighborhoods, and street corners. It’s not just ghosts. Exploring with a ghost-hunter guide means you’ll learn the city's scariest secrets and stories, too. As you walk through its nighttime streets, hear about everything from Gold Rush cemeteries to paranormal activity and unexplained deaths in the heart of San Francisco.
  • Use provided EMF detector to check for paranormal activity
  • See San Francisco through its ghostly history
  • Unique, all-ages way to experience the city at night
  • Convenient meet-up point close to public transit
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Use of ghost hunting gear
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Transamerica Pyramid , 600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

We will meet at the newspaper kiosk at the corner of Montgomery and Clay streets, right at the foot of the Transamerica Pyramid. The closest street address is 598 Clay Street. There is NO restroom break on the tour: the closest is at the bars High Horse or Barbarossa Lounge (both closed on Sundays).

7 Waverly Pl , 7 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

We will end in Chinatown, 3.5 blocks away from where we began. Post-tour, we recommend a visit to the historic dive bar Li Po Lounge (a favorite of Anthony Bourdain's) for their deadly Chinese mai tais.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for children age 10 and under
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Haunt Ghost Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Haunted SF: Ghost Hunting, True Crime and Mystery?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Fun!
Andrea_R
, Jul 2022
Emma did a great job in the tour. Super fun my family really enjoy it. She was very knowledge had great stories to tell.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review Andrea! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour. We always try to make sure everyone has an enjoyable (and eerie) experience, and we hope to see you again!
star-5
Wonderful tour guide! I throughly enjoyed the history on the tour. I definitely would go again!
Pamela_B
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was exceptional. The SF history was interesting and my meter turned red at quite a few locations. It was a great experience.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Pamela, thanks for your review and I'm so glad to hear you had a great time on the tour! I'll be sure to pass this feedback along to our team as well - we love hearing from our ghostly guests!
star-5
Great tour, definitely recommended
Matthias_H
, Jul 2022
Aliya, the tour guide, was doing an excellent job. The stories were interesting and funny, and looking for anything with the EMF reader was very entertaining. We had a great time, but be prepared to bring some warm clothes.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Yay, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! We take pride in our tours and always want them to be a memorable experience for our guests. Thanks again for taking the time to write this review.
star-5
Had a great time, great...
RACHEL_M
, Jul 2022
Had a great time, great tour guide! Fun and historical... good walk about old San Francisco and China town
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review Rachel, I’m so glad you had a great time with us :) We’re working hard to provide the best hands-on ghost hunting experience possible, and appreciate you joining us!
star-5
Ghost tour thingy
Cleo_Z
, Jul 2022
My tour guide was polite and friendly but I can’t really remember her name sadly.. the tour was fun and intriguing.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Cleo, thanks for your review and I'm so glad to hear you had a great time on the tour! I'll be sure to pass this feedback along to our team as well - we love hearing from our ghostly guests!
star-5
Emma was awesome!
Julie_M
, Jul 2022
Emma was awesome! Very entertaining & informative tour! We learned so much about San Francisco’s haunted history. We highly recommend this experience!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Julie, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! We take pride in our ghostly tours and are so glad you enjoyed your evening.
star-5
Fun & different!
Sydney_B
, Jul 2022
Had 2 of my grandkids, both 15. They enjoyed it and I did too. Not too scary for any of us. Our guide did a really good job staying focused even with traffic noise, some yelling from a few of the homeless folks and a few families who were messing with each other. Weaving history with interviews of those who have had recent encounters brought the tour to life. Also liked the tools and opening and closing ceremonies.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review Sydney, I’m so glad you had a great time with us :) We’re working hard to provide the best hands-on ghost hunting experience possible, and appreciate you joining us!
star-5
Definitely recommend it...
Nancy_S
, Jul 2022
Definitely recommend it to anyone visiting! My family had a great time, and Liah, the host was very pleasant and had very interesting information.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review Nancy! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour. We always try to make sure everyone has an enjoyable (and eerie) experience, and we hope to see you again!
star-5
My experience
Rory_R
, Jul 2022
Loved the history and clearness of the tour. The tour guide was very professional and fun. Would do again
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review Rory! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour. We always try to make sure everyone has an enjoyable (and eerie) experience, and we hope to see you again!
star-5
Enjoyable history lesson
Stacey_Z
, Jul 2022
This was such an enjoyable evening. We went because of my daughters fascination with the spirit world. We all ended up learning so much about the history of the city. The tour was well planned and efficient and enjoyable for all
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review Stacey! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour. We always try to make sure everyone has an enjoyable (and eerie) experience, and we hope to see you again!
star-5
Amazing tour with spirit presences!
Ainslee_F
, Jul 2022
The whole tour my friend and I felt different spirit presences. I felt my shoulder pinched the entire first alley, and I felt many moments where my chest was tight, one of them was accompanied by a sharp pain in my chest like I had been hit. We had the opportunity to use dowsing rods to speak with one spirit and also a spirit box. It was an amazing experience and unlike anything I have done before. Emma was an amazing guide and I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks for taking the time to review our tour, Ainslee! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your haunted evening, and we hope that you'll come ghost hunting with us again!
star-5
Ghost tour!!
Brian_C
, Jun 2022
This was an interesting excursion. Relatively easy walk through SF streets. Spud was great! He incorporated the modern with the past.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review Brian! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour. We always try to make sure everyone has an enjoyable (and eerie) experience, and we hope to see you again!
star-5
Great guide and great adventure
Ambre_C
, Jun 2022
Emma was great and by far the most enthusiastic but least gimmicky guide we’ve had. This is our third San Francisco ghost tour and we do them across the country. She made the night memorable.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Yay, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! We take pride in our tours and always want them to be a memorable experience for our guests. Thanks again for taking the time to write this review.
star-5
Great tour!
Amanda_D
, Jun 2022
Emma was a great guide! Very informative and funny! We learned a lot about the history and left us wanting to do more research on our own!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review Amanda_D, I’m so glad you had a great time with us :) We’re working hard to provide the best hands-on ghost hunting experience possible, and appreciate you joining us!
star-5
Great tour
Matthew_B
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide kept our kids engaged with both history and ghost stories. Great tour and would definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Matthew_B, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review! We take pride in our ghostly tours and are so glad you enjoyed your evening.
star-5
My teenagers enjoying and...
Nikki_K
, Jun 2022
My teenagers enjoying and participating was great. Our guide was knowledgeable about the history of SF and a good story teller
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for taking the time to review our tour, Nikki_K! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your haunted evening, and we hope that you'll come ghost hunting with us again!
star-5
Fun and educational
Richard_R
, Jun 2022
Fun tour with a few ghost stories and lots of history. Guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Richard_R, thank you for your review. I really appreciate all the time you took to share with us your experience and feedback!
star-5
We really enjoyed enjoyed...
LORELLIE_V
, Jun 2022
We really enjoyed enjoyed the tour with our guide Emma!! Great historical and creepy stories of SF! Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review -- I’m so glad you had a great time with us :) We’re working hard to provide the best experience possible and it’s very rewarding when we’re able to do just that!
star-5
Very fun
Amy_S
, Jun 2022
This is a fun tour and Emma the guide was a great storyteller. I’d recommend to anyone wanting to get to know SF better as it takes you to some unexpected places. It was also clean and safe area of the city.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Amy, thank you for taking the time to leave a review! I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with us -- we take pride in our ghostly tours and are happy that we’re able to create an enjoyable experience for you :)
star-5
Great tour with crime history and ghost stories of SF.
Luzette_S
, Jun 2022
Emma was amazingly entertaining. Definitely worth the tour. Only disappointment was that we didn’t encounter any ghosts, which I was looking forward to.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your review Luzette! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time on our tour. Sorry you didn't encounter more spirits though :) We always try to make sure everyone has an enjoyable experience and we hope to see you again soon!

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