The Ultimate Harvey Milk Tour Experience


Ever since last year's big screen biopic on Harvey Milk, local businesses in the Castro district have seen a jump in curious tourists who want to see the familiar places shown in the film. And now The Good Hotel is offering a “Milk is GOOD” package, which includes a ticket to the popular "Harvey Milk Tour" offered by Cruisin’ the Castro Tours. The hotel is donating 2% of the room revenue for each package sold to the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy.

The historical tour was launched during 2008 in memory of the 30th anniversary of Milk’s death. It is the only personally guided Milk tour and traces his path in (and around) the Castro district during his rise to political office. As depicted in "Milk", the Oscar-nominated movie starring Sean Penn, Milk fought for fairness and equality for gays and lesbians in San Francisco and became one of the city’s most influential politicians when elected in November 1977. 

Milkcastrotheatre The tour visits a number of significant landmarks -- places that would not exist today had Harvey Milk not been so instrumental in fighting for equality, including the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual & Transgender Historical Society. Tour-goers will learn about Milk’s arrival to San Francisco from upstate New York and see his former residence, campaign headquarters and camera shop. The tour explores the most significant sections of the Castro, and also takes guests to San Francisco’s City Hall, where Milk’s political run officially started and tragically ended -- all within a 10-month span.

Good Hotel’s “Milk is GOOD” package is priced at $126 per person and includes a one night stay and the tour ticket. Additional nights may be booked at the best available rate or promotional rates at that time by contacting the hotel directly. The Harvey Milk Tour takes place each Wednesday from 10 am to 1pm.

The Good Hotel is located at 112 7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Promotional rates start as low as $79 when you book your additional nights with the hotel directly. For reservations or information, call (415) 621-7001 or (800) 738-7477.

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