Chasing the Dragon: History & Mystery of Chinatown

Union Square
What to expect
  • Discover the history of America's biggest Chinatown on an entertaining walking tour
  • Visit the oldest street in San Francisco, the birthplace of Chinatown, a fortune cookie factory, and California's oldest church
  • Play fun games and answer trivia questions as you go
On this entertaining walking tour, learn about why the Chinese settled in San Francisco, their role in building the Transcontinental Railroad, and how the neighborhood rebuilt after the Great Earthquake and the Fire of 1906. History will come alive as you visit the city's oldest street, Portsmouth Square, beautiful and seedy back alleys, a fortune cookie factory, and Old St. Mary's, California's first cathedral and a survivor of the Great Earthquake and Fire. As you go, you'll wander amongst authentic dim sum restaurants, herbal shops, temples, and open air markets. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You will answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. This is a one-of-a-kind way to get an inside look at San Francisco's fun and fascinating history. Discover how a literally burnt out ghetto became one of San Francisco's most popular destinations and the role it has played in San Francisco's fascinating history.

Note: Food is not included in the tour, but the group will often stop for coffee or a snack mid-way. This tour runs in rain or shine. This tour avoids hills for those who want to keep it level, but there is one very slight incline in the middle of the tour. Exact meeting location will be provided upon confirmation.
Key Highlights
Price $30.00 per guest
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 9 positive reviews
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