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Crook's Tour - the Barbary Coast with Paul Drexler

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The Old Ship Saloon

298 Pacific Ave.

San Francisco, CA 1

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Experience the infamous Barbary Coast and learn why it was called "The wickedest place in the west." This 90 minute walking tour takes you through the history of the Barbary Coast from its early Shanghaiing days to its last days in 1917.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • The Old Ship Saloon, in operation since 1851, where shanghaiing flourished
  • The legendary Bella Union, the most popular Music Hall in the Barbary Coast
  • The Billy Goat Bar, The Andromeda Café and other secrets of the Comstock Saloon
  • How a unique lottery in Paris brought French prostitutes to San Francisco
  • The whisky warehouse which saved Jackson Square during the 1906 Earthquake
  • The clubs and dance halls on Pacific Street that revolutionized music in America

Please arrive early and wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

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The Old Ship Saloon

298 Pacific Ave.

San Francisco, CA 1

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