Grateful Dead House


Grateful Dead House is located at Ashbury Street in San Francisco, California and is approximately 15 miles from the city's international airport. This was the residence of the American rock band The Grateful Dead from 1966 to 1968 and the scene of some infamous incidents. In 1967 the house was raided by police after a tip off about drug use there with some of the band members being apprehended.

The house was built in 1890 by the Cranston-Keenan architect team. Cranston was the grandfather of former US Senator Alan Cranston. Visitors to the area can see the Victorian house as part of the Haight-Ashbury Flower Power Walking Tour on Tuesday and Saturdays at 9.30am, Thursdays at 2pm and Fridays at 11am.

The tour lasts two hours and takes participants along the streets where other music legends such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Joni Mitchell once lived. There are several hotels located within two miles of the house including Stanyan Park Hotel and The Metro Hotel. Visitors will also find several eateries nearby including All You Knead, Blue Front Cafe and The Alembic, which are all within half a mile of the house.

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