Haunted SF Chinatown Experience
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 at Clarion Performing Arts Center on 2 Waverly Place. From Grant Avenue, take a left up Sacramento Street for half a block and turn right on Waverly Place. I will greet you in front of the Clarion 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 CDC-recommended COVID-19 safety protocals including:
- limiting group size to a maximum of 10 people
- adhering to social distancing guidelines
- ensuring that all participants wear a mask
- When possible, we encourage you to organize and book a private tour with people you know
Note: DO NOT book this tour if you are unwilling or unable to wear a mask. Failure to comply with our safety guidelines will result in you and your party being asked to leave.Book Online Now
Where we’ll meet
Clarion Performing Arts Center: 2 Waverly Place. San Francisco (corner of Sacramento Street & Waverly Place)
From Grant Avenue, take a left up Sacramento Street for half a block and turn right on Waverly Place. I will greet you in front of the Clarion
Hi, I’m Cynthia Yee, born and raised in one of the alleys of San Francisco Chinatown. My mother founded a Taoist temple and I learned at an early age the superstitions and traditions of the Chinese culture. Let me show you the twists and turns, whether by stories or actual experience, the fascinating history of this part of the City by the Bay—where water has more meanings than one; and every sight, sound, taste and smell invokes a memory that is still carried by the residents of Chinatown.