Grateful Dead House Tours
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On a quiet street in the Haight district of San Francisco, this purple painted Victorian house stands as the former dwelling of the band Grateful Dead. Street art depicting guitarist Jerry Garcia can be found on the sidewalks in front of the house. The timing was such that the band lived there from 1965-68, including during the famed “Summer of Love” in 1967. San Francisco was the center of the “flower power” hippie movement, and the Haight became known for its Bohemian lifestyle and the birth of several new musical genres.
All five members of the rock band lived in the house, which became known after the drug raid in 1967 for the possession of marijuana. It is claimed that it was in this house that the Grateful Dead’s distinctive musical style was born, as well as its naming by Jerry Garcia. Fans of the band, or “Deadheads,” can often be found making a pilgrimage to pay their respects to the musicians.
The house is located at 710 Ashbury Street in the famous Haight-Ashbury district in San Francisco. It is a private residence and only the exterior can be viewed.
Address: 710 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, California, USA 94117, USA
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Grateful Dead House
Avoid the crowds, confusion, and limitations of large buses and discover San Francisco by luxury minivan. This half-day tour takes you to numerous parts of the city for the perfect overview. Enjoy fascinating facts provided by your guide's live commentary. Stop for photo opportunities at some of the city’s most popular attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Twin Peaks.
Self-guided Tours & Rentals
Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
You’ll be amazed at how many fascinating sites, stories, and personalities intersect at San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. We’ll begin our self-guided audio tour at the Golden Gate Park and end across the street from the Hippie Temptation House that was featured in a 1967 TV documentary of the same name. Along the way, San Francisco’s hippest neighborhood will come alive to you. In fact, by the end of the tour, you’ll be tempted to flash the peace sign to people passing by and put a flower in your hair. On this tour around Haight-Ashbury, we’ll visit and chronicle the following major sites: • The stomping grounds of rock legends the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane • A row of some of the finest Victorian houses in San Francisco, including the famous "Four Seasons" • The home of infamous mass murderer Charles Manson • The townhouse where legendary ballet dancer and Soviet defector Rudolf Nureyev was busted for possession of marijuana
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What's the best way to experience Grateful Dead House?
The best ways to experience Grateful Dead House are:
- Skip The Bus: San Francisco By Luxury Van Tour
- San Francisco Let’s Roam Treasure Hunt:SF Park Tour & Haight-Ashbury Experience!
- Walk the Haight Audio Tour: Tune into San Francisco’s Hippie Counterculture
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