Presidio Walk to the Golden Gate Bridge

22 Ratings
  • Live Guide
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  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

On our walking tour of the Presidio (including Tunnel Tops!) JB Walking Tours takes you through history, not the boring history you learned in school, but with the sordid stories they never told you! A famous photographer who was also a murderer and an actress who was a Union spy are just a few of our stories. We'll discover Yoda and how Lucasfilm came to be a part of the Presidio. Note: Tour starts at one location and ends at another We'll show you "then and now" photos of the park and tell stories of the soldiers and civilians that lived here as well as some who are buried here. On the main post, we’ll chat about what life was like for soldiers who lived here and discover the tragic, fiery fate that befell a very famous Army general. Many tours drive in a rush through the Presidio on their way to the bridge... our tour slows down to walk, and shows you what you're missing!! Your guide is a resident of the Presidio with lots of information to share on the way to the Golden Gate!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: JB Walking Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Presidio

We start at the Lombard & Lyon street entrance to The Presidio, and stroll through the Letterman District (Lucasfilm ). Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for pictures! We'll walk through several historic neighborhoods, viewing the changing landscape as we learn about the history of The Presidio and it's future projects. On the main post, we’ll hear stories about what life was like for officers and enlisted soldiers who lived here. Then, it’s onto the Presidio Officers' Club, one of the oldest buildings in San Francisco. At the National Cemetery, we’ll hear curious stories of some of the people buried here, and take in a spectacular view of the bay from the overlook where we will eat our own lunches & snacks. After a break we'll continue our walk past historic Cavalry stables where the famous Buffalo Soldiers once camped, and check out the Pilot's Row historic neighborhood as we continue our walk to the Golden Gate Bridge!

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Yoda fountain

We'll pay homage to Yoda and walk through the Lucasfilm outdoor campus (the former Letterman Hospital District)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and Alcatraz. 14 acres to walk and also a playground outpost for kids.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Presidio Officers’ Club

The Officers' Club is one of San Francisco's most historic buildings. We will stop outside the club and learn about it's history, it's cannons and hear about it's legendary love story...

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pershing Square

A stop here will give us a story of General John Pershing and his family, as well as explore 2 more bronze cannons.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: San Francisco National Cemetery

We quietly walk the cemetery and learn it's history as well as stories of some of it's residents. A Union Spy, Buffalo Soldiers and a local Marin Olympic hero are just some of the wonderful citizens buried here. We’ll walk a pretty good climb up to the Cemetery Overlook for spectacular views and a chance for you to get that perfect Instagram photo.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center

We’ll stop at several great spots for photos of this iconic bridge and tell you the stories of Joseph Strauss, AP Giannini and Charles Ellis, the less famous engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge. From here we bid you goodbye so you can continue your walk onto the bridge!

Duration: 20 minutes
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