San Francisco Neon
creating neon culture/community
Spend an evening online under the neon glow with San Francisco Neon authors and photographers Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan.
NEON TOUR SCHEDULE
Online tour tickets are free, suggested donation of $10
All tours start at 7:45 pm PST
Thu 7/23 Tenderloin East Neon and Ghost Signs
Thu 8/6 SF Neon Chinatown Part 1
Neon brightens the darkness, stay illuminated! Contact us to schedule private tours for up to 12 people.
There is a wealth of vintage neon signs and stories in the streets and alleys of Chinatown. These two tours feature some of the oldest signs in the city. Although many no longer light up, several signs still give a glow to the neighborhood every evening.
As we shelter in place, join us for an online journey through the historic corridors of Jones, Eddy, O'Farrell, Geary, Post, Sutter, and Bush Streets. From the gritty to the sublime, you’ll see vintage neon signs and learn some city history about this iconic San Francisco neighborhood.
Follow a historic trail via neon and matchbooks on an online journey to discover San Francisco's mid-century night-life culture. You’ll see stunning visuals of vintage match books and neon signs from the nightclubs, hotels, and late-night greasy spoons that formed the Tenderloin’s mid-century nightscape.
This Tenderloin West tour follows a route to discover ghost signs and vintage neon signs along the corridors of Polk, Larkin, Hyde, Post, Geary, and O’Farrell Streets in San Francisco. There are so many vintage signs in the Tenderloin it takes two tours to feature all of these remarkable signs and their backstories.
This Tenderloin East tour features ghost signs and vintage neon signs along the corridors of Ellis, Eddy, Golden Gate, Leavenworth, Jones, Taylor, Mason, Powell, and Market Streets. There are so many vintage signs in the Tenderloin it takes two tours to feature all these remarkable signs and their backstories.