Join your fellow club members Friday, Feb 14, 2014 for this fantastic tour of Chinatown!  No other neighborhood in San Francisco is layered with so much history and culture.  Underneath the superficial exhibits of tourist displays there is a neighborhood that has survived xenophobia, gang wars, violence, gentrification, etc.  It has served as a port of entry for many Chinese immigrants since 1848.   These neighbors have overcome the Exclusion Act of 1882, The Great earthquake of 1906, and reflected political divisions of major occurrences on the mainland of China and Taiwan.

Join member Gloira Hom as she takes you through the back alleys of Chinatown, stopping at several places, providing an introduction and back drop on the significant minority group of Americans in San Francisco.

  • Some of the places we will be visiting are:
  • Back alleys of Chinatown
  • Buildings of historical interest: family associations, tongs, benevolent societies, etc.
  • Diem Sum Lunch
  • Buddhist Temple
  • Taoist Temple
  • Fortune Cookie Company
  • New Chinatown YMCA
  • Cameron House
  • Chinese Historical Society
  • Chinese Cultural Center

Meet at Caltrain, Cal Ave.  Train  #227 leaves California Station @ 8:31am arriving in SF @9:19am.  We will take the #30 Stockton bus to Chinatown. We will have an early  lunch at Great Eastern Café at 10:15 am. and continue non-stop, concluding at  approximately 2:00.  Trains depart SF @ 2:07pm or 3:07PM .,