Haunted SF Chinatown Tour

What you’ll do

You’ll discover the fascinating ghost stories of San Francisco Chinatown, explore the actual, bizarre, chilling, and sometimes brutal events that brought these stories into being, and connect it all to the historical and cultural context of Chinese supernatural folklore going back thousands of years. 

This 90-minute walking tour will entertain and delight while bringing historical events and the zeitgeist of the day to life. Believers and skeptics alike will gain insight into Chinese attitudes about the supernatural, see Chinatown alleyways with new eyes, and leave wondering about what really lies beyond the so-called real world. 

We’ll start our tour outside St. Mary’s Church on the corner of Grant and California St. and talk for a few minutes before heading into the heart of Chinatown. We’ll cover about one mile so wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to tackle a couple hills. Total tour time is 90 minutes.

WARNING: The Haunted Chinatown tour includes shocking stories of murder, violence, suicide, and human trafficking and may not be suitable for children or sensitive adults.

Our commitment to safety

We are committed to your safety and practice COVID-19 guidelines—including limiting group size, adhering to social distancing guidelines and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

Where we’ll meet

Your Guide

Hi, I’m Marc Pomerleau, a co-active life coach, facilitator, and designer of powerful learning experiences. Learn more about my practice here (www.mapomodo.com) I’m also the creator and guide of the Airbnb Experience, The Fighting History of SF Chinatown. This Experience received 80, 100% 5-star reviews prior to ceasing activity due to Covid-19. 

Prior to my consulting practice, I was vice president of creative strategy at the largest brand experience company in the world where I designed learning experiences for a wide range of organizations.

I’ve lived in China and Taiwan for seven years, speak Mandarin, and received my M.A. in China studies (thesis on the Chinese Exclusion Acts). I’m also a longtime resident and lover of San Francisco and the martial arts.

This tour represents the convergence and culmination of my personal passions: storytelling, San Francisco history, the Chinese experience and creating joy and fresh perspective for the seeker in us all.