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Rooftop History & Lore

Rooftop History & Lore

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Transportation
Languages:Offered in English
Availability for this experience is rare.

About your host

Jon Haeber is a published author, architectural photographer, and urban historian. He has an M.A. in US History from UMass Amherst and B.A. degrees in English and Geography from UC Berkeley. An avid infrastructure nerd, he has written about massive bridges, missile silos, ghost ships, and grand, abandoned mansions. As Field Services Director at CPF, he advocates for historic places statewide.
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About California Preservation Foundation

From architectural icons, to transcendental cultural landscapes, The California Preservation Foundation focuses on educating and advocating for the protection of historic places in the state. We celebrate and share places that matter most to Californians, from monumental works of architecture and engineering, to the diminutive-yet stunning roadside vernacular architecture of places like Route 66.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to California Preservation Foundation. .

What we’ll do

You will visit the top privately-owned public open spaces in San Francisco, with rooftop views of the Transamerica Pyramid, Palace Hotel, Hobart Building, Hearst Building, and more. A knowledgeable guide will tell you about the legends and lore surrounding San Francisco’s "Times Square," once home to three of the city’s major newspapers. Along the way we'll test your knowledge of architecture and…

What else you should know

Please bring a valid driver's license or ID. We need identification to visit some rooftops. You will be required to sign a liability release on the last rooftop.

What I’ll provide

Transport
Historic SF rail token

What to bring

Valid Driver's License, Passport, or Identification Card
Water

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Guest reviews

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Where you'll be

We will be going to the top of downtown San Francisco's most historic buildings, including the 1902 Mutual Savings Bank Building, and the Crocker National Bank lobby (One Montgomery). You will also go inside the historic home of the San Francisco Examiner newspaper.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 13 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests must be able to climb a few flights of stairs. If guests are unable to do so, we need notification ahead of time.

More tips

Please bring a valid driver's license or ID. We need identification to visit some rooftops. You will be required to sign a liability release on the last rooftop.
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Rooftop History & Lore
125 reviews
From €26/person
125 reviews
From €26/person