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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
$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
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-4
My first time in San Fran
Pavel_T, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Hi guys,Paul from Prague,Czech Republic here. I really enjoyed the educational audio,roofdeck and I cant forget the night ride that was awesome Thing that was missing for me was bus stops properly marked in your app(I couldnt find the way to get to them).You could add more stops in general,too Overall I enjoyed travelling with you Thank you
star-4
Rest rooms would be great at pickup point
Tom_K, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Very informative nice day Worth the money everything was good except the fact we had to use the restroom and had to go down the street to Starbucks and stand in line to use there facilities
star-5
Going over the Golden...
Annette_V, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Going over the Golden Gate Bridge and the drivers were very helpful and had great personalities! They also drove very safe. We loved it.
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
Lifetime of memories on the bus tour.
merwin, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Tour was excellent and the app was very useful. The drivers were also very friendly and polite. Will definitely recommend.
star-5
Best tour!
Jessica_S, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Buses ran every 15. Didn’t have to wait too long until next one came. Sufficient! Got to see all the SF hot spots in 1 day. Best tour ever! Highly recommend for solo or for groups.
star-5
Bus and Alcatraz tour
joel_h, May 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off Open Top Tour and Alcatraz Combo
Had a great day on the bus going round San Francisco, weather was lovely and the tour gives you lots of info on the areas your driving through (could not have walked and seen half the things we did) over the Golden gates bridge was amazing and windy lol, got the bus at 10am at Union Square, then on to Alcatraz later after we did lunch our boat was at 3:20, walked around listening to a recording on a phone about the place listening to inmates and guards that stayed there, it’s an eeary place with lots of history around it definitely somewhere you need to visit in San Fran.
star-4
Great trip. Everything...
George_B, Jun 2022
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour
Great trip. Everything was really nice. We would do it again next time we are here. I recommend taking this tour.
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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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