About the Victorian Alliance

The Victorian Alliance is a not-for-profit organization committed to the preservation and restoration of Victorian and other historic structures, particularly within the city of San Francisco.

Our mission is to support the restoration and preservation of historic buildings, landscapes, and artifacts through advocacy and education.

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2020 Virtual House Tour

Victorian Alliance of San Francisco launches free “Open Victorians” Virtual Historic House Tour

This year the Victorian Alliance will be producing a virtual house tour, you can support the tour and our grant making program by donating with the button below.


Opening October 5th, join the tour at www.tourvictorians.com to see 6 originally produced videos. You can sign up to receive reminders of the upcoming videos launching and Front Parlor Salon webinar.

You are invited to celebrate cultural preservation of San Francisco in a new way. These first-time ever video tours provide close-up encounters with Victorian-era settings and the people who’ve cared for and restored iconic San Francisco homes.

Every few days October 5–23, 2020, we’re posting a new theme video on the tour website, culminating in a live webinar event October 25th. All free.

You’ll meet homeowners and artisans. Hear renovation tales. See decorative finishes, eccentricities, and modern living in a Victorian setting. Learn how to preserve and share these cultural treasures.

Victorians were curious and adopted new technologies of their day. The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco also communicates with today’s tools to inspire you.

Connect with us in any way you wish. Volunteer, attend a lecture, be a member, be a donor, or even create your own grassroots historic preservation group where you live. The Alliance is here to support your passion for architectural Victorian heritage.

We hope you’ll also be passionate to preserve the architectural Victorian heritage, the unique landscape of San Francisco.

Contact: housetour@victorianalliance.org

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The Victorian Alliance Grant Program

  • 1906 Earthquake Survivor -- Portals of the Past in Golden Gate Park
  • Victorian Style Drinking Fountains for People and Pets in Lafayette Park
  • Castro Theater -- Restoration of the Box Office Leaded Glass
  • Barbary Coast Trail--Victorian Alliance Plaque--Sacramento Street at Waverly Place

Our support for architectural preservation and restoration includes funding assistance for worthy projects, now totaling over $500,000. The resources we provide are distributed through our Grants Program. While often modest, our grants have funded all or part of the repair, restoration, or installation of many easily recognized landmarks throughout San Francisco.

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Join the Victorian Alliance

Membership in The Victorian Alliance is a rich and rewarding experience. Founded on the principle of protecting architectural heritage throughout San Francisco, we have evolved into a dynamic social organization that includes advocacy, grant funding, and educational outreach in support of our mission statement.

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House Tour Guidebooks

Our past House Tour guidebooks are available for viewing on the Internet Archive.