Chinatown Family Associations, Tongs and Gangs: A Historic Look

Neighborhood: Chinatown

Please Note:

Our free (donations welcome!), regularly scheduled tours are open to the public but NOT open to parties of 8 or more. If you plan to bring 8 or more walkers to a regular tour, please click here for more information on booking private group tours.


We'll walk down colorful alleys, go over immigrant history, and learn how family associations and tongs started in Chinatown after the 1850's Gold Rush.Content may not be appropriate for children under 14 years of age.

Next Tour:

Schedule to be announced


Inappropriate for children under 14.

Future tours:

This tour is also scheduled on those dates in the calendar below (after the map) where the tour time is indicated (in red). You can advance to future months by clicking the >> symbol in the calendar title.


Meet across from the elevators in Portsmouth Square, Washington between Kearney and Grant.

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This tour is offered periodically

Schedule to be announced


Coordinator(s): Harry Rabin
Guide(s): Carl Lambert, Bill Louie, Harry Rabin


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