In 1958, it was alleged that San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen came up with the term “beatnik” to describe the hordes of young people descending upon North Beach, following the spirit of such Beat Generation icons as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Like the unique city that helped birth it, the Beat legacy continues to resonate around the world. Learn more at this specially curated tour of the Beat Museum, which includes original manuscripts and first editions, rare books and posters, paintings and photographs, and even a 1949 Hudson automobile, donated by On the Road director Walter Salles. Reserve in advance, tour accommodates 40 people.
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