Painted Ladies
Row of Victorian houses called Painted Ladies, San Francisco
Row of Victorian houses called Painted Ladies, San Francisco

Painted Ladies Tours and Tickets

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Free admission

Made famous by the opening credits of the late-'80s TV show Full House, San Francisco's Painted Ladies are a prime example of the city's candy-colored Queen Anne-style architecture. Also known as Postcard Row, the houses stretch uphill, boasting a view of the downtown skyline beyond.

  • Alamo Square, Steiner Street and Hayes Street, San Francisco, California, 94117

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Shelley_W, Nov 2023
Painted Ladies , small group tour.
A small group makes a more personal experience. Loved going down Lombardy Street. Our guide was very friendly. He did highlight a lot of places to eat, but at the request of the other group with us, that were staying for a few days and wanted recommendations. He was accommodating and answered many questions. It was nice for a 2 hour tour. If you are wanting a brief overview of San Francisco this tour would work well.
Heather_C, Nov 2023
So much fun with Jim and Poppy!!!
Jim was awesome! The bus(Poppy) was adorable. Took us to lot of different areas of the city. Definitely would do it again!!!
karen_r, Oct 2023
Awesome tour-guide was great
This painted ladies tour exceeded my expectations-went everywhere-even drove us down Lombard st-such a highlight for me
477sj9vyf4, Nov 2023
Great way to see the city
Armando was AMAZING!! He did so great with everyone in our tour. He told us about the city, asked us questions about us, and made the day. We had so much fun riding around the city in Buttercup. Thank you for letting my daughter take her pic in the drivers seat. It’s her dream vehicle :)
People Also Ask
Q:Can you go into the Painted Ladies?a
A:No, not unless a resident invites you in. The Painted Ladies are private homes and not open to the public except on rare exclusive tours. Be mindful that people live in the candy-colored Victorians—visitors can respect the San Francisco residents by not posing for photos on the front steps or near the front doors.
Q:Are the Painted Ladies worth seeing?
A:Yes, the Painted Ladies are worth seeing. Made famous by the opening credits of the late-’80s TV show Full House, they're a prime example of San Francisco's candy-colored Victorian architecture. They're also free to visit within walking distance of Alamo Square, Golden Gate Park, and the Lower Haight.
Q:What is the best time to visit the Painted Ladies?
A:The best times to visit the Painted Ladies are mid-morning and at sunset. You’re less likely to bother residents if you visit during mid-morning, when many people are out for the day. Visitors should remember that these ladies face west, making sunset a great time to take pictures.
Q:What's so special about the Painted Ladies?
A:Does the TV show Full House ring a bell? The Painted Ladies appeared in that sitcom's opening credits, dozens of movies, and endless postcards. They're also a prime example of the Victorian homes built in San Francisco until the early 20th century—and repainted in candy colors in the 1960s.
Q:Where is the best place to get photos of the Painted Ladies?
A:It's hard to get a bad shot of the Painted Ladies, no matter where on Steiner Street you happen to be standing. To snap the best photos, stand atop the staircase entrance to Alamo Square in front of Grove Street or farther up the park path towards Hayes Street.
Q:Do people live inside the Painted Ladies?
A:Yes, people live inside the Painted Ladies. These colorful townhouses may be a tourist attraction, but they are also private homes and not open to the public except on rare exclusive tours. Avoid posing for photos on the front steps or near the front doors, as doing so could disturb residents.