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Let's C.H.A.T.!

Chinatown History & Art Tour (C.H.A.T) is a unique walking tour of San Francisco's Chinatown that explores living Asian American history. Join us in booking a tour and find out why Chinatown looks the way it does and why the distinct architecture is symbolic of the neighborhood's resiliency. Learn about the rich history, architecture, and contemporary art that has emerged in the community. You will leave this tour with a deeper understanding of Bay Area history and a multifaceted perspective on Chinatown culture. 


Learning Goals

  • Explore Chinatown history to understand present-day issues facing Asian Americans

  • Empower students to think critically about stories behind public art as it relates to historic and current issues.

  • Empower students to make connections between their own lived experiences and Chinatown art and history

  • Develop artistic literacy - students will learn how visual arts can express a community's identity and social issues



By appointment: email

(please include your organization/school, grade level if relevant, group size, and preferred dates)


2022 Schedule:

*February - April: In-person tours with groups no larger than 12


Email to inquire about virtual tours for a larger group

*May - June: We will be resuming in-person tours 


Starting Location: 

Chinese Culture Center

750 Kearny Street 3rd Floor

San Francicso, CA 94108​



1.5 hours, walking​



General Admission (minimum group of 4):






SFUSD Schools:

Free or Pay what you can!

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