Beatnik Photowalk

 Beatnik Photowalk at Jack Kerouac Alley in San Francisco

Date/Time: Sunday, Aug 4 | 1–5pm
Meet at Jack Kerouac Alley | San Francisco
Admission: Show a photograph you’ve taken on the instawalk for free Museum admission.
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About the Program

Whether you've barely heard of Allen Ginsberg or have a dog-eared copy of HOWL on your bedside table, it's time to take out your camera and take a closer look at the Beat Generation stories beneath our feet here in SF.

This photowalk will kick off in North Beach and end at the CJM, with free admission for all participants. We've created a customized, visually-oriented tour with The Beat Museum that will take you to some familiar places and some you've probably never noticed. 

Pick up your instructions from us at 1pm in Jack Kerouac Alley and go it alone, or join a group and explore together. Follow the tour all the way to the CJM to receive free admission to Beat Memories, and pick Beat Museum founder Jerry Cimino's brain about besties Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and Allen Ginsberg. And you might even win some Beatnik kit essentials (Moleskine notebooks, Pocket Poetry from from City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, a Herschel backpack, and yes, even a beret) for participating. 

Bring your own creative community and learn how a small group of inspired friends can change the face of culture.


Public Programs and New Media Initiatives at the CJM are made possible with lead support from The Jim Joseph Foundation. Major support has been provided by the Leavitt Family and supporting sponsorship comes from The Toole Family Charitable Foundation, David B. Gold Foundation, In Memory of Benjamin Alpert, and Alyse Mason Brill and Nathan Brill.




736 Mission Street (btwn. 3rd and 4th Streets), San Francisco, CA 94103 | Hours: Daily 11am–5pm, Thursdays 11am–8pm, Closed Wednesdays | 415.655.7800 |