Mission Street Art Tour
Mission Murals and Graffiti

The Mission Street Art Tour is an opportunity to discover the historic Mission District through the murals, graffiti and the stories behind them.

We will dive deep into Street Art culture while learning about the stories that have shaped this neighborhood, and the amazing role that arts and culture play, bringing people together to create political change.

In this 1.5 hr tour, we will learn about indigenous traditions, chicanx-latinx artists, historical social movements and the ongoing effort to keep the culture and heritage of the Mission alive. We will also talk about graffiti culture, the artists and movements that make graffiti in the Bay Area unique, and with a little luck, we will run into one of the many artists and curators that are actively creating on the back alleys of the Mission.

Goals of this tour:

See historic works and hear the stories behind them: how activism and art intersect in political works.

Understand how the Mission District’s social movements shaped San Francisco into the revolutionary city it is today.

Learn how large-scale murals are created, how graffiti writing took off in the Mission, views on commercialization of street art, and the terminology of the spray can world.

See stunning political street art, and understand how graffiti writers, feminists, Latinx communities and neighborhood activists have fought, and continue to fight, to keep the soul of SF alive in the face of gentrification, preserving local culture.

This tour is for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience.

Artists and collectives whose work we will highlight include:

Tour lasts 1:30-3:15pm
Reservations required, must book online
Meets near 20th Street @ Valencia
Ends near 18th and Valencia

General Admission $20

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Mission Street Art Tour Highlights

Highlights

  • Introduction to street art techniques and styles
  • Stunning alleys full of graffiti art
  • History of muralism in the Mission
  • Graffiti culture and terminology
  • Tales of resilience and community organizing


Your Guides

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Coming August 15, 2019. Check back for availability.

This is not a “ghost tour” that just tells stories of hauntings. This is an immersive, hands-on paranormal investigation tour, where you’ll hunt for real ghosts in known haunted places. With a paranormal expert, learn the fundamentals of true ghost hunting, and get a chance to use authentic ghost hunting tools.

This is the only way to access the haunted San Remo Hotel as a non-guest. We’ll also visit the Fior d’ Italia restaurant, a haunted bell-tower atop an old graveyard, and a parking garage reconstructed from the rubble of the Earthquake of 1906.

Please note that this paranormal tour includes a few steep San Francisco hills and staircases, and we consider it “moderately strenuous.” Unfortunately, this tour is not handicap accessible, and cannot accommodate pets.

Learn How to Be a Ghost Hunter

We’ll use real ghost hunting equipment including:

  • EMF Ghost Meters
  • Infrared Temperature Detectors
  • Dowsing Rods
  • Hausbell Bionic Listening Devices
  • SBox Spirit Scanner for Electronic Voice Phenomena

At the end of your adventure, walk away with the knowledge of what it is to be a real ghost hunter.

Paranormal Investigation Tour Details

  • Tours start at 8:00 pm – This is a night time walking tour. Plan to arrive early if you’d like to have dinner at Fior d’ Italia.
  • Tour Duration – The tour is 2 hours. Unfortunately, the route is not able to accommodate wheelchairs or service animals.
  • Professional Guides – You will be led by a professional guide who is an expert on hauntings and the paranormal. Our dedicated guides are rated 5 stars on Yelp, Google and TripAdvisor.
  • Haunted History – We hope you don’t mind getting the chills. The haunted history lesson you’ll get on this tour will have your skin crawling. This is a well-researched tour through true crimes and hauntings that took place on the very streets we’ll walk.
  • Haunted Locations – Visit some of the most mysterious and ghostly places in San Francisco, where residual ghost impressions are felt, poltergeists heard, and after death, after consciousnesses are witnessed. See highlights below for more info.
  • Ghost Sightings – No guarantees, but this tour has been known to stir up spirits and invite apparitions. We’ve had guests report strange sensations, hear shrill sounds, and document unexplainable images in photographs from the tour.
Wes Leslie: Co-Founder + Guide

“Wild” Wes Leslie is a songwriter, bartender, and almost-local (East Bay native!). He writes “bedroom soul” music under his name Wes Leslie which you can find on Spotify here and website, and makes tropical cocktails with his traveling tiki pop-up bar Wild Wes’s Tik-Easy. He has spent time backpacking through much of the world, including a year living in Madrid, Spain, where he dreamt up this walking tour company. Follow him on IG @wes.leslie