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Love & Haight Ashbury: A History of Rock & Roll, Psychedelics and the Summer of '67

San Francisco, CA


  • Ken Kesey's acid-filled school bus, accompanied by a flock of Merry Pranksters.
  • Victorians on Central Ave.
  • Magnolia Gastropub with outdoor seating.
  • Ken Kesey, author of "One Fell Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and leader of the Merry Pranksters.
  • The band on the stoop of 710 Ashbury St.
  • The drug bust is front page news for the SF Chronicle.
  • The cover of Time Magazine on July 7, 1967.  "The Hippies: Philosophy of a Subculture."
  • The corner of Haight and Asbury.
  • Jimi performs a free concert in Golden Gate Park on June 25, 1967.
  • The mural of Hendrix on the west side of 1524 Haight St.
  • The Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic.
  • The door to the clinic on the right. "No dealing! No holding drugs, no using drugs, no alcohol, no pets. Any of these can close the clinic. We love you."
  • The Persian mural above the bar at Zam Zam.  Photo: Megan Farmer, The San Francisco Chronicle.
  • The Manson Family shortly after leaving the Haight.
  • The unassuming former house of the Manson Family.
  • The classic neon sign above the entrance to Amoeba Music.
  • Classic concert posters on sale.
  • Golden Gate Park in the summer of 1967. Photo: Dennis L Maness.
  • George Harrison at Hippie Hill.  Harrison was handed a guitar and asked to strum.

2 hours
1.1 mi
Guided by Clay

Overview
In 1967, the Haight Ashbury neighborhood hosted the "Summer of Love," a celebration of freedom, free love and free-spirited drug use. It was a brief moment in modern history with a legacy that still reverberates fifty years later. Come explore the places and people that inspired hippies, the anti-war movement, Flower Power and a mistrust government. This historic walk provides a contemporary lens to examine the zeitgeist of '67 and the impact it had on youth, music, culture and San Francisco.

About Your Guide
When I was a kid growing up in Central California, San Francisco was a pulsing metropolis - the place to be. SF had all the best concerts, all the creativity, all the food, all the best stories. Now that I live in SF all these years later, I still feel that way. I find humor in things i probably shouldn't. I love being outdoors, taking photographs, shopping for cheese and exploring the world through my rambunctious children's eyes.

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Guide Points
  1. The Victorians
  2. Magnolia Gastropub
  3. The Grateful Dead House
  4. Intersection of Haight & Ashbury
  5. Jimi Hendrix House
  6. Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
  7. Zam Zam
  8. Charles Manson's House
  9. Amoeba Records
  10. Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park

About Sidewalk
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