Official Tour of The Beat Museum (Museum entrance fee included)
*Recommended for guests ages 16+ due to some adult content
Highlights include: The Beat Museum, City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio, favorite Beat hangouts in Chinatown, 1010 Montgomery, The Cellar and more!
This tour takes you to the places where the Beats lived, ate, drank and loved. Hear the legendary stories of Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg and find out how publishing a book of poetry almost got Lawrence Ferlinghetti put in jail. Learn the difference between a Beat and a Beatnik, and discover how the Hippie scene of the 1960s grew out of North Beach’s Beat Generation.
Meeting Point: This tour begins in Jack Kerouac Alley next to City LIghts Booksellers.
Length of Tour: approximately 2 hours.
Please call us at 415-779-5879 with any questions.
"I am the daughter of Neal Cassady, and I learned a lot about the places my dad hung out. It was enjoyable hearing stories about Dad's escapades, and retracing his and his cronies' steps through North Beach. It made us appreciate the impact the Beats had on society as a whole. Thank you." -Cathy
"I cannot recommend this tour enough. As an English teacher who came to San Francisco to do research on a Beats course I will be teaching, I left with so much more information than I expected. The tour was informative, interesting, funny, and most importantly, in-depth." -Brett
"Fun, interesting and cool, The Beats in North Beach was a highlight of my recent visit to San Francisco. We've taken a lot of walking tours and The Beats in NB was one of the best. Great for first-time visitors or locals." -Patty