The Free Love Movement Tour

Tour information

The Free Love Movement Tour dives right into one of the most colourful historical point in American history that caused one of the most famous revolution era of all time. The hippies had enormous influence on American society in the 60’s with their colourful clothes, songs about piece and love and alternative way of living. The hippie scene was especially big and famous in San Francisco. Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian-guide shares tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell’s Angels, the Diggers, Ken Kesey’s Acid Tests, the Summer of Love, and the psychedelic substances that rocked a conservative America into a technicolor wonderland. (Note: if raining, no guitar/music.).

Please note that in order to get your booking confirmed you need to book 24 hours in advance.

This tour includes:

Guitar troubadour — History — Hippie Culture — The Grateful Dead’s hallowed psychedelic home — Rock goddess Janis Joplin’s pink apartment — Panhandle Park, hippie haven and concert grounds — Famed Haight and Ashbury intersection — Tie-dyed street art of 1960’s Summer of Love — Soup kitchen for activist group the Diggers — Cult mastermind Charles Manson’s psychotic estate Plus a few cool surprises!

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On arrival

The meeting point is at Oak St and Ashbury Ave (near the bathrooms in the grass). Look for the larger-than-life character wearing a funky, colorful outfit.

Things to note

Please note: The tour needs minimum of 4 people to run. The maximum capacity is 25 people. A group of people up to 6 are able to book a group booking, otherwise the tour will have to booked as a private tour.
Regarding refunds, tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of tour’s start. The tours will run rain or shine. The tour may be cancelled if less 4 people signed up. In that case we will contact you by phone and email to refund you or move your reservation to another tour.
The tour features the drug scene of the hippie culture and talks about it openly, as well as human sexuality. Please keep that in mind if you have young children among you.

Please note that you should arrive at least 10 minutes early so we can handle payment before the tour begins.

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From 13:30 to 15:30
Panhandle Park at Oak and Ashbury
Сан-Франциско CA US
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