Haunted SF

Our most eerie experience. A macabre and murderous tour through the hotels and streets of downtown and the Tenderloin.

Not “just a ghost tour,” this after-dark journey includes tales of unexplained deaths, scandalous murders, ruthless cult leaders, the old red light district, famed spirits, serial killers, assassins and more.

Not recommended for children due to disturbing stories and descriptions of violence.

  • Every Friday and Sunday
  • 8:30-9:45 PM
  • Meets at Union Square
  • Reservations required, must book online

What we see


  • St. Francis Hotel, nefarious Hollywood deaths
  • Pinecrest Diner and the “poached eggs” murder
  • Curran Theater, haunted playhouse
  • The “suicide alley” of 1911
  • Tenderloin District history
  • Glide Memorial Church, connected to cult leader Jim Jones
  • Site of Tessie Wall’s notorious brothel


Your guides

Wild Wes

Wild Wes

Co-founder Wes is a third-generation San Francisco Bay native. He makes "bedroom soul" music as Wes Leslie, the Bedroom Player and fixes cocktails at Mrs. Jones on Market Street. He has spent time traveling, backpacking and/or hitchhiking through the US, Europe, Israel and Mexico, and spent a year living in Madrid, Spain. He is (slowly) reading Don Quixote in Spanish and English and could use your encouragement.

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