San Francisco

San Francisco Ghosts Gold and Ghouls Tour

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From $30.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


San Francisco's rollicking, rags-to-riches history has left plenty of haunted happenings in its wake, so explore the city's more sinister side on a walking ghost tour. Visit some of San Francisco's most historic and allegedly haunted locations on and around Nob Hill, once the epicenter of San Francisco high society. Learn trivia and hidden history along the way on this ghoulishly fun, after-dark adventure.
  • Hear San Francisco ghost stories right where they happened
  • Explore a fabled hilltop neighborhood after the sun goes down
  • Makes a great evening activity away from the bar scene
  • Enjoy spooky fun and history any time of year

What's Included

  • Professional and Courteous Guides
  • Intensely researched true stories of history
  • Documented accounts of hauntings and paranormal activity
  • Dinner
  • Private transportation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Union Square
    333 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

    All tours meet on Union Square, at the NW corner, at 333 Post St and Powell St. Across from us, is a store called Saks Fifth Avenue, which is lit up so you can see it from almost anywhere in the Square. Your guide will be wearing a US Ghost Adventures T-shirt and carrying a lantern.

Start time

08:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Traveler Tips

Participants need to be prepared to climb very steep hills.
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Our first trip in San Francisco for our anniversary
Greg_S, Mar 2023
Michael was amazing. Learned a lot of history from him. Heard some awesome stories. He definitely does his job very well. Only downfall is that the hills in San Francisco suck.
Such a fun experience!
Lisa_Z, Mar 2023
Jamie our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a great time learning and exploring with our group!
Worth the effort
Charles_K, Mar 2023
The tour was fun and educational. The hill climb is tough in the beginning but if you survive the walk around the neighborhood and learning about the different buildings and history is worth it.
A nice way to spend a few hours
Rachel_V, Mar 2023
I enjoyed walking up the big hills and seeing the beautiful architecture. This tour is enjoyable even if you’re not into ghosts.
Just make it up...
Daryl_J, Dec 2022
I'm afraid many of the facts were just incorrect, including the Flood Brownstone attributed to 'Tom' C Flood, of no remation to James C Flood (the actual owner) Also, the Grace Cathedral is not part of the California missions, and I don't believe it was ever Catholic. I think it's always been Episcopalian.
Amazing tour
Giovanni_G, Dec 2022
The tour was amazing, I really enjoyed learning the history and ghost stories at all locations, was an awesome experience and Jamie was an amazing tour guide he knew a lot of details and history of San Francisco, I would definitely recommend the tour
Very entertaining
Aime_C, Dec 2022
Jamie is a fantastic story teller. I’m a local and was educated so much more about my city. It was very entertaining and an enjoyable walk. I took my niece and it was her favorite thing we did over a weekend. Bravo Good Sir!
Jenny was a fabulous &...
Kacey_C, Nov 2022
Jenny was a fabulous & engaging tour guide. Great story teller & funny. Enjoyed learning so much about the city.
Spooky Stories
Sean_M, Oct 2022
This was a wonderful tour. Our guide had such a great personality for this. He really got into telling the stories and made you feel like you were there. He was very informative and a nice man.
Not for me
Anna_L, Oct 2022
I’m sure it would’ve been better without the multiple stops bc people couldn’t make it up the steep SF hills and I couldn’t hear the guide. So it made the entire tour boring. The frequent rest stops really slowed down the vibe of the spookiness and mystery you’d expect on such a tour.
Not what we expected
Gloria_M, Oct 2022
Not what we where expecting! But Our Tour guide Gamin was awesome! Very informational. please give her the lantern!
The stories were great...
Gretchen_K, Oct 2022
The stories were great and kept everyone engaged. It was very interesting. Jamie did a great job! The hills weren't easy but doable. Rests were provided which helped.
Terrifying history
David_P, Sep 2022
Not only did we learn terrifying ghost stories but we also learned a little history of San Francisco. My favorite story was that of the chief of the fire department during the 1906 earthquake.
The host! Jamie was...
Karen_V, Aug 2022
The host! Jamie was excellent! The walking was tough up the hills but he was considerate and patient. Very informative and interesting. Great job, Jamie!
Our tour guide never...
Dawn_K, Aug 2022
Our tour guide never showed up. Stood waiting in the cold, calling the company, and ended up she wasn't planning on showing up
Had a blast
Marcella_J, Aug 2022
Our guide was very amazing!! Loves his stories and story telling!! Would recommend this tour. Lots of fun.
Interesting and Spooky!
Jillian_W, Aug 2022
I went on the 8 pm tour with my family and it was amazing! The hills are killer in San Francisco, but I got my exercise in while hearing some amazing stories!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Wow! Feedback from our guests is valuable as it helps us improve for future visits. Thank you for your excellent review, Jillian! It looks like your experience with us made your trip more memorable, and we could not be happier. We're so glad that you had a great time with the Dark Secrets of San Francisco Haunted Ghost Tour. You may want to consider staying overnight in one of our bed and breakfast locations, we also hope you’ll check out one of our other locations and tour experiences in over 50 cities, you can find them at!
Cleo_Z, Jul 2022
I didn’t even buy it.. somebody else did. Y’all this is literally such a waste of money. Don’t buy this
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi. Thank you for your feedback and for letting us know about your experience. We would love to have you message us at 844-757-5657, or email us directly at or to address some of the issues you mentioned in your review, and give us the opportunity to make it right. We look forward to hearing from you!
Cool experience
Brandi_K, Jul 2022
I loved the park. We had the ghost meter and it went off the whole time we were in the park. I loved it!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you, Brandi! We appreciate you for taking the time to share your experience. It sounds like you had a blast! We’re glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope you’ll check out one of our other locations and tours in over 35 cities or an overnight stay at
History and Mystery 👻
Diane_S, Jul 2022
We had a terrific time! James was a great storyteller. My ghost enthusiast 14 year old was enthralled.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hello Diane! We love your feedback! James is an excellent guide! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We’re glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope you’ll check out one of our other locations and tour experiences in over 35 cities or an overnight stay at!