San Francisco, California

SF Victorian Home Walk

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Excited to see San Francisco's iconic Victorian architecture but hills got you down? See more than 200 meticulously restored Victorian homes, learn about the different styles, and visit famous movie locations like "Mrs. Doubtfire."

The walk is easy, the pace leisurely, and there are no hills to climb. Jay started this tour to give everyone a chance to appreciate Victorians the way an SF native does. In the end, you'll get to step inside a Queen Anne period Victorian to a more grandiose time.

Meet in Union Square -- corner of Powell & Post across from Saks Fifth Avenue. We'll do an easy 2-hour tour around Pacific Heights/ Cow Hollow and go inside a period Queen Anne Victorian. You'll enjoy the beautiful row house and mansion districts of San Francisco. The tour ends of Union Street, the Victorian commercial district.

Starts every day at 11 AM.

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Jay Gifford has lived in San Francisco since 1979. He worked for IBM for 15 years, purchased a Victorian in 1988, and lovingly restored it over the years to its original grandeur. Jay started the Victorian Home Walk in 1996, after being downsized from IBM, in order to share his enthusiasm and knowledge of Victorian homes. “As a resident of San Francisco for 30 years, I have a great passion for our city's trademark architecture, Victorians. The streets in our best Victorian neighborhoods are too narrow for tour buses, and as a result most visitors miss these local treasures. I created Victorian Home Walk to give people a chance to appreciate the Victorians the way San Francisco natives do, and to offer the seasoned traveler a tour "off the beaten path.” I am an active member of the San Francisco Travel Bureau, San Francisco Tour Guide Guild, IGLTA, The Victorian Alliance, and San Francisco Architectural Heritage” (Jay). Full profile Leave a Review

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