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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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Go City: San Francisco Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions
Go City: San Francisco Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 Attractions
US$58.00 per adult
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First time to use this pass and it was so easy to use.. there is a wide variety of attractions to choose from
Pritzie_B, Mar 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

star-5
City experience
Felipe_C, Jul 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great experience. Fun for the family. Great service. Clean environment. Friendly staff. We even booked another excursion.
star-5
Wonderful!
Lori_T, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great way to see the San Francisco bay area. I used this bus yesterday May 17th and there were no issues with wait times. We waited no more than 10-15 mins for a bus to come by at each stop. Those negative reviews were likely during covid. So don't hesitate to use this method of getting around to see the city and Golden Gate Bridge. You won't regret it.
star-5
San Fran getaway
Cherisse_D, Apr 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great trip if you want to see the highlights of San Fran. Some of the stops are removed it seems since covid. Our bus driver was awesome! Had a good time
star-5
Loved the Alcatraz/Hop on hop off tour
Paula_H, Aug 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
The hop on hop off bus was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We were able to see so many of the highlights of the city with uninstructed views from the top of the bus. It was a very interesting tour and so much fun!! Will definitely recommend this tour to any friends heading to San Francisco!
star-5
Incredible!!!!!
Esther_H, Mar 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
What a fantastic time we had! 10 family members from 8 to 65 years old and we ALL had a blast! Staff were friendly, always with a smile and very helpful! The day flew-by way too quickly! We saw the best that beautiful San Francisco has to offer from clean, safe buses! This is a must to do for everyone!
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.
star-4
So easy and fun! Would...
Danielle_S, Mar 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
So easy and fun! Would definitely go again with family! Staffs are very nice and accommodating. They just want your safety and for you to have fun!
star-5
Big Bus
Cynthia_W, Jul 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
The history was great. Enjoyed Alcatraz and the bus ride.The weather was freezing and windy. But it was a enjoyable day
star-5
I love San Francisco and the people from the present and the past.
graciela_h, Aug 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
I have learned more about sfo history. I experienced and appreciate the architecture and arts of San Francisco.
star-4
Going over the golden...
Mike_B, Aug 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Going over the golden gate Bridge on the upper level of bus! It was an interesting trip with the audio learning about San Francisco
star-5
Great Tour! Worth the Money and More ...
Orson_H, Aug 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Our driver and tour guide, Chino, was informative and entertaining. I recommend Big Bus - Hop On Hop Off if you want a surprisingly wonderful overview of San Francisco's attractions. You learn so much about SF, good and not so good. Chino even made it a point to say hello to some drug dealers along the route. 😃 his jokes were hilarious!
star-4
Memorial trip
Joao_D, Aug 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Good experience on a chilly day. Nice tour to remember San Francisco. The bus driver was very informative.
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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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