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Shanghaied San Francisco Night Tour

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606 Broadway

San Francisco, CA 94133

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Designed to be a combined history tour and social event, join others as you learn about San Francisco's shady and wild past while playing a variety of social games.

The infamous Barbary Coast of San Francisco in the 1800’s was a wild, lawless, and sinful extravaganza of purveyors of prostitution, booze, drugs, gambling, and bare knuckled boxing. A grand time considered by most if you managed to not get yourself robbed, stabbed, shot, murdered, or shanghaied!

And while, sadly, those times are behind us the tales and legends live on. Explore the oldest surviving neighborhoods from the 1906 fire while visiting the saloons and brothels of the Barbary Coast. Learn of the Sydney Ducks, a gang of thugs who enjoyed setting fire to the city so they might loot it. Or the vigilantly mobs that so often stormed through the streets when the corrupt leadership of the city so often failed, condemning men to die.

Hear tales about crimps such as the legendary “Shanghai” Kelly who reportedly shanghaied 100 men in one night, the folk-villain “Shanghai Chicken” Devine who committed every crime from petty larceny to murder, and bare knuckled boxer Tommy Chandler who made sure ships got their crew and crimps got their pay. And listen in on the personal accounts of men and sailors who, when often cajoled by whisky spiked with opium or beaten into submission, would wake upon a ship sailing to Shanghai or beyond. Hence the term “shanghaied.”

Highlights of Tour:
- Group size permitting, play the notorious game of Shanghaied and other social activites
- Tour the saloons of the Barbary Coast both past and present, the oldest surviving streets of old San Francisco, and the sites of old brothels
- End the night in North Beach at one of the many excellent restaurants, cafes, gelato shops, or drinking establishments (Bring ID if intending to go to the bars after the tour)

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