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Land, Villains, and Revolutionaries - San Francisco free walking tour

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: David
Registered on May 07, 2023

I'm an English and social studies middle school and high school teacher who loves sharing true stories about San Francisco. In fact, I've been leading walking tours in San Francisco since 1998!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

If you're up for a thought-provoking two and three-quarters hours that's about ideas as much as fascinating historical figures, you'll be thrilled by the intellectual panorama presented!

In 1879 a San Francisco newspaperman and social philosopher proposed a revolutionary piece of public policy to fix the glaring wealth divide in the United States. Treat land values as community property. Within 10 years he had sold 3 million copies of his book, upset the British Empire, run for mayor of New York City as organized labor's champion, and engaged the Pope in public discourse on the rights of humanity. I refer to Henry George, today buried in the index of economic texts, but nevertheless deserving a hearing.

Come along on a walking tour surveying San Francisco social movement history on the way to introducing you to America's Karl Marx . . . with the twist that he disputed Marx's binary thinking, maintaining that the Earth constituted a distinct third leg in diagnosing the problem of the wealth divide.

On this fast-paced walk, you'll meet the Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement, the LGBTQ quest for full citizenship, the money reform dilemma, Sun Yat-sen and China's democracy movement, and many more stories of those seeking liberation in the distinctive San Francisco spirit that outrages complacency.

Along the way we'll discover a way to honor labor, humanity, and the quest for civic life.

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  • Meeting point:
    312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102...
    312 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
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    I will meet you in the lobby of the American Youth Hostel, 312 Mason St., San Francisco, California. I'll be wearing a California Republic bicycle cap.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Francesca 08 Apr 2024
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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Really interesting tour that shows a different side of San Francisco, of the power of the people and their mobilization efforts. Dave was extremely knowledgeable and clearly very passionate about the city he lives in!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

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Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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