City Guides Streetcar History Tour (Oct 31)
September 24, 2010
Market Street Railway and San Francisco City Guides are collaborating on a memorable and unique tour along Muni’s historic F-line on Sunday, October 31st. Take part in a festive and informative trip through history!
Join tour guides Ethan Chickering from City Guides and Philip Hoffman from Market Street Railway for an exclusive event aboard one of our “Museums in Motion”. This unique tour celebrating the City’s rich transit history will begin at the San Francisco Railway Museum and will take place from 1-3pm.
Come aboard a vintage streetcar, learn how transit shaped San Francisco and enjoy Halloween in historical high style! Discover interesting facts about famous Fisherman’s Wharf, traditional North Beach, the scenic Embarcadero and colorful Ferry Plaza, the busy Financial District, world famous Powell & Market, classic Civic Center, imposing Mint Hill and the lively Castro. Period costumes are highly encouraged!
Refreshments will be provided upon conclusion of the tour at a hosted reception inside the San Francisco Railway Museum, where you may view the current exhibition: All The Way Out Market, celebrating the 150th anniversary of rail transit on Market with a special ‘then and now’ photographic exhibit. This special exhibit pairs historic images with contemporary photographs taken in the exact locations, with a corresponding F-line streetcar captured in action.
We are offering members and supporters of Market Street Railway an early bird rate of $20 per person. All proceeds go to support Market Street Railway, and our work to keep San Francisco’s transit history alive. The San Francisco Railway Museum is a program of the non-profit, all volunteer Market Street Railway organization. Please note: As your ticket purchase will provide funds required to charter the streetcar from Muni, all ticket sales must be final.
Tickets become available to the general public on October 1st, at $25 per person.
Space is limited to just 44 passengers, so don’t delay!
UPDATE: We will be using one of the PCC cars in Muni colors, either No. 1050 or No. 1051, to ensure good acoustics and weather protection. We will not be using the boat tram as mistakenly reported earlier. Sorry for any confusion.