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Emperor Norton’s Final Stroll: Reenactment Walking Tour | SF

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Monday, January 8, 2018 - 7:45 pm to 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE
Empire Park | 624 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA



On January 8, 2018, join Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico for the 5th Annual Emperor Norton Memorial Walk, where they reenact the events of January 8, 1880, that fateful night when Emperor Norton’s reign came to an end after 21 years.

Emperor Norton’s Final Stroll Walking Tour
January 8, 2018 | 7:45-8:45 pm
Empire Park | 624 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA
FREE

Admirers of America’s only emperor will gather at the corner of Grant and California Streets in San Francisco to commemorate the 138th anniversary of his death. They will be led by the modern-day reincarnation of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, San Francisco resident Joseph Amster.

Last year’s event attracted more than 40 participants, and organizers are hoping for even more this year.

  • The evening’s commemoration begins at the Empire Park, located on Commercial Street between Kearny and Montgomery Streets, at 7:45 pm. The park is the site of the former Eureka Lodgings, Emperor Norton’s residence from 1863-1880.
  • At precisely 8 pm, Amster will lead participants on a candlelight reenactment of Emperor Norton’s final stroll, tracing his steps from Commercial Street, down Kearny Street and then up California Street, to the corner of California Street and Grant Avenue, where Emperor Norton passed away at 8:15 pm, 137 years ago.

Please bring candles and flowers.


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Cost: FREE

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