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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
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
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
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
Great experience
Raphaelle_G, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Get to see a little bit of everything. All at your own pace as well. Great view of the city. Wear a jacket, it's cold!
star-5
Fun, safe, scenic day
Julie_L, Apr 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Alcatraz was the highlight of the day! The bus ride was great also, friendly safe drivers. But since we couldnt pick our Alcatraz tour time (at 1100), by the time we returned to the wharf & had lunch, we only had about 3.5 hours to do the entire bus route which was not very much time.
star-5
Perfect way to meet the city
Terry_R, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
We try to do a hop on hop off tour in new cities. This was so informative and really seemed to cover all the sites to see! My only recommendation is I wish our driver was giving the tour because he had such an amazing personality
star-5
Nice ways to get around SF
ThienNga_L, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Nice way to get around SF to see places. We did the whole ride then hop off and on the destinations we wanted! We book deluxe one which include night tour!
star-5
Had a great time learning...
Nicole_F, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Had a great time learning about parts of SF. The on board narrative was very informative and the on-off process very friendly.
star-5
Great way to see San Francisco
SUSAN_C, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
This is the easiest way to get around the city. You don’t need to worry about parking or driving; you get to know the lay of the land. Although I was a returning visitor, I did one loop to remind myself of what I wanted to see for longer, and hopped off at several stops in the day. I think it is good value.
star-5
Same as above
Steven_R, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
We were close to the big bus pick up location which made it easy for us. The tours we took were perfect for our itenerery. We would definitely do it again next time we are in SF.
star-5
5 stars 🌟
Sherlyn_J, Jul 2021
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Beautiful experience touring San Francisco on the Big Bus. China Town, Cricket street and many more enjoyable 😀. Strongly suggest.

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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