Grab a trusty flashlight and join us at Lincoln Park and its imposing Palace of the Legion of Honor, once the site of San Francisco’s paupers’ graveyard – the nearly forgotten City Cemetery at Lands End. On this nighttime walk we’ll visit a former Chinese funerary temple set in a grove of cypress trees, a towering iron monument to sailors who died far from home, and the site of a macabre mass grave discovered in the not-very-distant past. Flashlights required.
Guiding us on our exploration will be retired National Parks Ranger, historian, historical preservationist, author and lecturer John A. Martini. Mr. Martini is a 4th generation San Franciscan and has worked across the American West but his professional focus is primarily on this incredible city we call home.
- Date: Tuesday April22, 7:45-9p:45m,
- Meet at 34th and Clement Streets in the Richmond District.
- Tour starts promptly at 7p:45m. Please allow time for parking.
- Bring a flashlight
- Wear comfortable shoes for walking, and dress in layers suitable for the changeable weather at the coast
- This is a walking tour, including some uneven terrain, and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues
Space is limited. Advance tickets requested - walk up tickets may not be available.