In a city as vibrant as San Francisco, it can be hard to remember that it has a lot of history as well–but the company Detour is working to change that.

Advertised as “stories that take you places,” Detour uses modern smart phone technology to give users a historical tour of specific locations. While they have a whole series of San Francisco locations, the tour of the Castro narrated by Cleve Jones, now in his 60s and still living in the area, is especially intriguing.

Starting out at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, tourists are taken through a winding expedition of the diverse and beautifully kept neighborhood known as the Castro. The history of the area seems to come to life with Jones’ narration of the LGBTQ rights movement.

As Detour’s website says, “Imagine walking through the Castro with a key figure in almost every twist and turn of San Francisco’s historic fight for gay rights…

By Emily Rush – Full Story at Dot429 | San Francisco Gay Travel Resources

This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.

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