Certain words, such as fog, sourdough bread, and cable car, can elicit certain feelings and memories with anyone who has been to San Francisco. Chinatown is no exception to this category. Millions of visitors travel to San Francisco’s Chinatown to eat dim sum, see the fortune cookie factory, and watch lion dancing if they are lucky enough. While these activities gather a lot of attention today, the history of San Francisco’s Chinatown is deep rooted and extends all the way back to the 1850’s. With over 100 years worth of stories, memories, and experiences, BayNet invites you to explore this long lasting and ever changing community with the Chinese Historical Society of America.
The Chinatown walking tour will take about 1.5 hours and visits 24 different landmarks of historical, social, and cultural significance. It is our hope that after our Chinatown walk, you will be have a better understanding of this deeply treasured community.
The tour will start and end at the Chinese Historical Society of America museum at 965 Clay Street.
*Walking tour prices also include admission to the museum.