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Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Meet one of San Francisco’s larger-than-life historical figures, Emperor Norton, for a walking tour that makes the city’s history come alive. Learn about the real Emperor Norton as you take in landmarks such as Union Square, Maiden Lane, Lotta's Fountain, Jackson Square, Portsmouth Square and more. Expect to walk at a leisurely pace for around two miles during your tour. You’ll hear stories about the Barbary Coast and the 1906 earthquake, and witness the city’s growth through the eyes of the emperor.
  • Historical walking tour of San Francisco with Emperor Norton as guide
  • Travel back in time to the Barbary Coast and 1906 San Francisco earthquake
  • Learn the back story of Union Square, Maiden Lane and more
  • Stroll around the city with a guide dressed as Emperor Norton, a San Francisco character who lived during the 1800s
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Departure Point

Union Square, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Old Saint Mary's Cathedral, 660 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Masks and social distancing required.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine.

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  • "Funny and educational, if you like to learn about the history of San Francisco this is a must tour !" See review

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Playing tourist in our hometown
ChrisS
, Mar 2020
Learned a lot about the city we’ve lived in for ten years! “Emperor Norton’s” knowledge, the route and the history were fantastic. Especially fun to see where the city ended/bay started back then as we walked through the old Barbary Coast. Would highly recommend!
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Informative and entertaining
betsysf2019
, Oct 2019
My husband and I decided to take Emperor Norton’s tour to celebrate our 30th year of living in San Francisco. We learned many wonderful new facts about this city we love so much. The Emperor was/is a perfect San Francisco ambassador—proud, public-spirited, and eccentric. :)
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920vickid
, Aug 2019
Funny and educational, if you like to learn about the history of San Francisco this is a must tour !
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I'm so glad I started my San...
Phil M
, Aug 2017
I'm so glad I started my San Francisco vacation with this tour. It was fun, informative, fascinating, and I came back later to many of the places we had visited on the tour. What a great introducton to the history and life of San Francisco!
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Excellent tour. Guide knows...
Robert B
, Sep 2016
Excellent tour. Guide knows everything about SF history, and provides the inside scoop on little known secrets of buildings and infamous individuals that you won't get without reading hundreds of books. Take two hours to go back in time a 120 years to the 1890's, and see why SF was place the unusual and eccentric migrated to. See insides of buildings that you didn't know existed, and are not on any tourist map.
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