Tours


Cultural and historic walking tours along the Mission Street and 24th Street corridors in the Mission District.

 

Every weekend, Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center offers several different guided mural walks. Each walk features different murals and all of our tours are conducted by muralists.


Private tours, group tours, bicycle tours, bus tours, and other customized mural tours are available by appointment for any day of the week.

 

School field trip tours for all ages, from pre-K through college to elder hostel are also available by appointment.

 

 

 



For more information contact Patricia Rose at:
tours@precitaeyes.org

(415) 285-2287

 

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“Precita Eyes has been creating, curating and preserving murals in this community since the seventies. I just cannot say enough about how much their work has brought this community.

Please take the time to enjoy one of their mural walks. If you want to learn the back stories of some of the great art we look at every day, this is the way to do it! The tours are run by local mural artists who are also Precita Eyes staff. They are just fascinating!” –Amy. A

“I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in art, San Francisco's history, or who enjoys learning fun facts about the murals which surround us in this great place, or to anyone who wants to spend a great day outdoors. I can now point out who did what work (weather it be a local figure, children from the mission girls school, or commissioned-worldly artisans). I came away with a better understanding and appreciation for this truly amazing city we live in.”
–Marcelina C.

 

 

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The Classic Mission Mural Walk

Saturdays & Sundays 1:30pm

Precita Eyes Saturday Kids Art Class Mural

For students and those with a deeper interest in the history and context of Mission District muralism. This tour begins at our Center (2981 24th Street, near Harrison) with an informative slide talk covering the history of murals, the contemporary mural movement in San Francisco, and the mural painting process. After the presentation, your muralist guide takes you on a 6 block walk through Balmy Alley and along 24th Street, including St. Peter's Church and the digital murals at Galeria de la Raza. This tour takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes.


General Admission: $20/person ($15/person for San Francisco residents)
Seniors age 65 and over: $10/each
College Students (w/ID): $10/each
Youth age 12-17 years: $6/each
Children under 12: $3/each

All tickets, including discounts for seniors, students, children and
youth are available at the door on the day of the tour.

General admission tickets only are available ONLINE for advance
purchase.



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School Field Trips

Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center offers academic field trip tours, by reservation, for Monday through Friday appointments. Field trip tours are offered for elementary school, middle school, and high school. There are two different field trips we can offer you; times and prices vary:

 

Standard Mission Mural Walk - This is our basic mural tour. Your guide is a Precita Eyes Muralist who will walk with you and show you murals while offering commentary and answering questions. The Standard tour lasts approximately one hour. The cost is $3/child and $8/adult, but we have a starting rate of $60 as we are unable to conduct this tour for less than that. We may charge more than $60 for a tour if there are enough people to justify it (e.g. 25 children at $4/each = $100 + 3 adults at $10/each = $30, for a total of $130).

 

Classic Mission Mural Walk - This is our more in-depth tour. We begin with a slide presentation covering a brief introduction to the history of muralism (our first image is of a cave painting) as well as a very broad look at contemporary murals and the artists who create them, including spray can murals. This is followed by the guided walk, so the Classic tour takes longer. With most school groups it is usually about an hour and a half. The cost is $5/child and $10/adult; the starting rate for a Classic tour is also $60.

 

Tours In Spanish - If you would like your tour to be conducted in Spanish (or a combination of English and Spanish, let your guide know how much Spanish to use), please consider a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for your tour reservation, as these are the days when we have a fully bilingual docent available to serve you.

 

Tour Capacity - Whether you choose the Standard tour or the Classic tour, the capacity limit is not more than 30 people, including all students, teachers, drivers, chaperons, parents, siblings, and anyone else who participates. If your group includes more than 30 people, please consider scheduling more than one mural tour in order to accommodate everyone. We can often conduct more than one tour on a given day, but we cannot conduct them at the same time; they would have to be staggered. How far apart we stagger them usually depends on which type of tour you select.

 

Oversize Tours - If your group includes more than 30 people, but not more than 40, we can offer you a 1-hour tour of the murals in Balmy Alley. This historic 1-block alley is home to approximately 40 individual murals dating from 1972 to the present. The cost for a Balmy Alley Oversize tour is $4/child and $10/adult, starting at $60.

 

For more information about field trip tours, or to schedule your field trip, please contact tours@precitaeyes.org.

 

Private Tours

Precita Eyes offers private mural tours, by reservation, for Monday through Friday appointments. There are two different private tours we can offer you; times and prices vary:

Standard Mission Mural Walk - This is our basic mural tour. Your guide is a Precita Eyes Muralist who will walk with you and show you murals while offering commentary and answering questions. The Standard tour lasts approximately an hour and 15 minutes. The cost is $10/person, but we have a starting rate of $60 as we are unable to conduct this tour for less than that. We may charge more than $60 for a tour if there are enough people to justify it (e.g. 10 people at $10/each = $100).

Classic Mission Mural Walk - This is our more in-depth tour. We begin with a slide presentation covering a brief introduction to the history of muralism (our first image is of a cave painting) as well as a very broad look at contemporary murals and the artists who create them, including spray can murals. This is followed by the guided walk, so the Classic tour takes longer. With most groups, it is about two hours. The cost is $12/person, and the starting rate is $70.

Tour Capacity - Whether you choose the Standard tour or the Classic tour, the capacity limit is not more than 30 people. If your group includes more than 30 people, please consider scheduling more than one mural tour in order to accommodate everyone. You may also be interested in our "Oversize Tour" option:

Oversize Tours - If your group includes more than 30 people, but not more than 40, we can offer you a 1-hour tour of the murals in Balmy Alley. This historic 1-block alley is home to approximately 40 individual murals dating from 1972 to the present. The cost for a Balmy Alley Oversize tour is $10/person, and the starting rate is $60.

Tours In Spanish - If you would like your tour to be conducted in Spanish (or a combination of Spanish and English; let your guide know how much Spanish to use), please consider a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for your tour reservation, as these are the days when we have a fully bilingual guide available to serve you.

 

For more information about Private Tours, or to schedule your tour, please contact tours@precitaeyes.org.

 

 

 




Friends of Precita Eyes Murals:

Mural Bus Tours can use your bus, or The Mexican Bus: www.mexicanbus.net | dance@mexicanbus.net

"Tastes of the Mission" is a culinary tour with a mural walk through Balmy Alley: www.edibleexcursions.net | lisa@edibleexcursions.net

 

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