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Madame Tussauds San Francisco
Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Madame Tussauds San Francisco

145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, California, USA, 94133

The basics

The museum is located at Fisherman’s Wharf, the city’s main tourist district, so it’s easy to visit during a day of sightseeing. Avoid waiting in the ticket line by purchasing admission in advance, or enhance your visit with a combo tour that includes another San Francisco experience such as Alcatraz or Muir Woods. If you plan to visit more than one local attraction during your trip, opt for a sightseeing pass to save time and money on admission.   In addition to internationally known celebrities, Madame Tussauds San Francisco is home to a section called The Spirit of San Francisco, which celebrates local artists, politicians, and activists such as Jerry Garcia and Harvey Milk, who have played a role in the city’s history. 

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
San Francisco tour for locals too.
Deborah_P, Aug 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
The day touring San Francisco over Golden Gate bridge was great. Really informative and well narrated around the chosen points of interest. The busses are clean, on time and smooth rides.
star-5
Excellent
Carrie_P, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Excellent tour guide & driver!!! It’s an intense drive so having a great driver was a relief! Tour guide was so interesting too!
star-5
A fun time.
Chuck_B, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Went on the night tour which was a great time. The views and lights were fantastic. The driver was great. Just a fun time.
star-5
Great way to see the highlights
HC_G, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Cold day but we enjoyed it. Great way to see the highlights when your time is limited. We recommend this.
star-5
Great SanFran tour.
Jacqui_T, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great informative and enjoyable tour. Good ride up top on the bus! Very informative commentary. Option to hop on and off at will was why we chose this tour.
star-5
San Francisco
Paul_A, Nov 2022
Go City: San Francisco Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions
We were in San Francisco for 4 days. We bought the 5 attraction package. It was amazing on all the attractions that we went on. We had such a great time. We also saved so much money with this Explorer package.
star-5
It’s worth it!
Erron_W, Oct 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Great tour of the city of San Francisco. I recommend it for tourist. It has multiple stops for you to get off and get on another.
star-5
the bus drivers were all...
Tabatha_O, Jan 2023
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
the bus drivers were all friendly and helpful, you could hop on and hop off the bus at any stop. you should definitely bring a raining jacket in case of bad weather conditions :)
star-5
This was our 1st trip...
Belinda_M, Dec 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
This was our 1st trip together to San Francisco as a family. The commentary and view from the top of bus was amazing!
star-5
Great way to experience SanFran
John_M, Dec 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Ghirardelli Square and having an In-n-Out Burger! Drivers were ver helpful & friendly. Thank you Viator
star-5
Will do it again
Clarissa_M, Dec 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
We enjoyed learning about the city where I grew up. Stopped at all the famous SF landmarks. Friendly staff
star-4
Great value
Katrin_C, Jul 2022
Go City: San Francisco Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions
Easy to use and accepted without difficulty. You can’t book in advance though and hope that spots are available when you show up. But the value is great.
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Things to know before you go

  • Madame Tussauds is wheelchair accessible with an elevator and trained staff to assist those with disabilities.
  • Parking can be difficult and expensive around Fisherman’s Wharf, so it’s recommended that you walk or take public transit.
  • Madame Tussauds also features an Escape Room, which can be booked separately; buy tickets online or in person (first come, first served).
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How to get there

Madame Tussauds is located on Jefferson Street between Mason and Taylor streets in the Fisherman’s Wharf district. You can get there on the F light rail line or the Powell–Hyde cable car.

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When to get there

The museum is open afternoons, Thursday through Monday. Check the site opening times before you visit as they may change in peak season.

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The Embarcadero

Madame Tussauds sits just off the northern end of San Francisco’s Embarcadero, which is both the waterfront and a major road running along the eastern edge of the city. With its wide sidewalk, it’s a great place for a walk, taking you past attractions including the Pier 39 sea lions, the Alcatraz ferry landing, the Exploratorium, and the Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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