The Haunt
SF Ghost Tour

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Ready for real ghost hunting?

Prowl through stunning Gold Rush-era neighborhoods after dark, armed with ghost hunting tools to seek out paranormal activity.

The Haunt is San Francisco’s real ghost hunting excursion, with engaging storyteller guides sharing dark tales of the city’s haunted past.

Quick Details

What’s included:

  • EMF meter for Ghost Hunter tickets
  • Collectible pin
  • Post-tour recommendations

Cancellation policy:

  • Free up to 24 hours before tour
  • Tours run rain or shine

We regularly sell out, so we highly recommend you book today, and avoid being disappointed later.

Tour Overview

Meet us by nightfall in the Jackson Square Historic District — a Gold Rush-era neighborhood of eerie Victorian architecture.

Your tour guide will outfit everyone with an EMF meter that you’ll use throughout the paranormal investigation, and explain the types of hauntings and ghosts that we encounter in San Francisco.

From there we’ll enter the old neighborhood, hearing about the forgotten graves and ships buried beneath us.

Down quiet alleyways, we’ll learn of the destruction of the Great Earthquake of 1906, and the residual hauntings that still plague the neighborhood.

At any point, we might detect EMF activity, and we’ll investigate further using tools such as dowsing rods and a Spirit Box.

In Chinatown, we’ll learn of the tragedies that mark the neighborhood’s past, including the true crimes whose energies still linger, from a mysterious death in a historic theatre, to the city’s biggest massacre at the Golden Dragon.

We’ll end the investigation with a ceremony to honor whatever spirits joined us, with a ritual to ensure that nothing follows you home.

Learn How to Be a Ghost Hunter

We’ll carry real ghost hunting equipment including:

  • EMF Ghost Meters
  • Dowsing Rods
  • SBox Spirit Scanner for Electronic Voice Phenomena
  • Infrared Temperature Detectors*

*We use this to debunk false positives and find sources of “cold spots”

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


We regularly stir up energies and interact with spirits.

The tour ventures through some of the oldest and most haunted streets of Chinatown, where residual ghost impressions are felt, poltergeists heard, and after death after consciousnesses are witnessed.

Using our ghost hunting tools, this tour attempts to contact spirits and invite apparitions.

We’ve had guests report strange sensations (dizziness, feeling pinched, tapped or grabbed), hear shrill sounds and voices, see apparitions, and document unexplainable images in photographs from the tour.

Reservations are required, and you must book online. Our haunted ghost walking tour regularly sells out. Guarantee yourself a spot by booking online today.

Note: Our tour guides only bring enough gear for those who have booked, and we have a firm group size limit of 26.

You will be turned away if you arrive without a paid ticket.

Absolutely! We run tours for corporate teams, friends, family, weddings and funerals. Email to learn more

We think so! The tour does include some talk of violence and the macabre, but is generally considered family-friendly.

There are no shock/scare moments.

Babies in strollers may join for free, but children ages 4 and older must have a paid ticket.

Yes, we allow well-behaved dogs on leashes 🙂

Sure! Have them book for the same date/time, you’ll be in the same group! We only run one tour at a time.

Exact location is provided upon booking, but we meet and end near Chinatown Central Plaza, which is about 10 minutes from downtown, or 20 minutes from Hollywood.

Explore Chinatown! We recommend:

  • Drinks – General Lee’s and Melody Lounge for cocktails and DJ’s
  • Food – Suehiro Mini (ramen), Full Moon House (Chinese)

The tour is entirely outdoors, and you are encouraged to socially-distance to your level of comfort.

You are not required to wear a mask if you are fully vaccinated.

Tour guide will carry hand sanitizer for your use after touching our ghost hunting tools.

In short, yes!

We joke that the most dangerous part of the tour is crossing the street. Please pay attention to your surroundings 🙂

There aren’t many unhoused folks in these neighborhoods, but we have respectful interactions when we do meet any.

We’ll end with a ceremony to ensure that no evil ghosts/spirits follow you after our tour concludes.

Yes, the tour is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.

  • Are there bathrooms? Nope, please do this before the tour.
  • Can we drink? This ain’t New Orleans! We will remove guests who are noticeably drunk and disruptive.
  • Is this the best ghost tour ever? Probably.
  • Generally no — our tours are led even in rain, unless it is unsafe to do so.

    We will cancel if the air is unhealthy according to the air quality index, due to California wildfire smoke.

  • Refunds must be requested at least 24 hours before the tour.

    If you didn’t have a great time on the tour, email us at and we’ll make it right.

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PLEASE NOTE: This tour regularly sells out. Book as soon as possible to avoid missing out!


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