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Explore 2 UCPlaces digital self-guided tours in San Francisco

Welcome to Historic America’s walking tour of the Haight-Ashbury, one of San Francisco's most storied and colorful neighborhoods! I’m Aaron, your guide and professional history nerd. Before we begin, check out www.historicamerica.org to view our multitude of tour offerings and extra elements, like our podcast and Youtube series. I also invite you to use #historicamericatours on social media to show off your neighborhood adventure today. Let’s begin. During the late 1960s, the Haight-Ashbury was home to the countercultural movement that sought to create a brave new world of free expression, free love, and new possibilities. Along these storied streets, the movement’s followers - hippies - mounted a peaceful revolution against war, conformity, materialism, and oppression. There are at least two sides to every revolution, however, and although the hippie counterculture had its insights, it also had excesses. We’ll explore both today. The hippies were joined by many of the most talented musicians and the most notorious personalities of their era. On this tour, we will explore their stories (along with a few others), ultimately discovering how the “flower children” left an indelible mark on the history of the Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, and the United States. Alright, let’s chill out, hang loose, and head back to 1967 and the Summer of Love. To get started, find your way to the intersection of Fulton & Stanyan streets.

Places: 23 POIs Distance: 1.78 mi Duration: 1h:21m

Welcome to the Historic America & UCPlaces audio walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown. This tour will guide you through one of the Bay Area’s most celebrated neighborhoods, the oldest and biggest Chinatown in the United States. Using historic sites, spiritual institutions, sites, sounds and statuary, you’ll learn how this place has persevered as an iconic center for the Chinese diaspora. We can’t wait to share San Francisco's Chinatown with you! To get started, meet me at the exit of the Montgomery Bart station, on Market Street.

Places: 17 POIs Distance: 1.21 mi Duration: 58m