18

BEST MUSEUMS

in San Francisco, California

18.

GLBT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

A small but mighty museum that packs a punch with its informative exhibits and diverse collection, making it a must-visit for anyone interested in LGBTQ+ history.

17.

MCELROY OCTAGON HOUSE

A whimsical eight-sided wonder that transports visitors back in time to experience the charm and elegance of colonial-era architecture and design.

16.

CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A treasure trove of California's past, where history buffs can time travel through exhibits and gift shops.

15.

TENDERLOIN MUSEUM

Where the wild history of San Francisco's most notorious district comes to life through informative tours and exhibits that will leave you feeling like a true insider.

14.

MUSEUM OF RUSSIAN CULTURE

A delightful and captivating journey through the vibrant and rich history of the Russian diaspora, with a side of scrumptious Russian cuisine!

13.

ANTIQUE VIBRATOR MUSEUM

A fascinating journey through the buzzing history of vibrators, from the old-fashioned hand-cranked models to the sleek and sophisticated modern-day versions.

12.

TRUHLSEN-MARMOR MUSEUM OF THE EYE

A fascinating and eye-opening museum that will give you a whole new perspective on the world, literally!

11.

MISSION SCIENCE WORKSHOP

A wonderland of scientific exploration with live animals, hundreds of tools to tinker with, and knowledgeable staff that will leave you feeling inspired and curious.

10.

SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT MUSEUM

A fiery display of antique fire engines and memorabilia that will ignite your passion for California history!

09.

THE AMERICAN BOOKBINDERS MUSEUM

Where the pages of history come to life through the art of bookbinding!

08.

ASIAN ART MUSEUM

A treasure trove of Eastern art and culture that will leave you feeling like a samurai warrior on a quest for enlightenment.

07.

GREGANGELO'S VELOCITY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

A wild and wondrous wonderland of avant-garde art and interactive storytelling that will leave you inspired and in awe.

06.

PIER 24 PHOTOGRAPHY

Where art meets waterfront, and modern photography is displayed with such flair, that you'll leave wanting to capture every moment in your own camera!

05.

RANDALL MUSEUM

A hilltop haven for animal lovers, train enthusiasts, and curious minds featuring hands-on activities, breathtaking views, and a side of snacks.

04.

THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

A magical journey through the life and work of Walt Disney, complete with original artwork and interactive exhibits that will leave you feeling like a kid again.

03.

SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR MUSEUM

A free, fascinating, and pulley-rific museum that takes you on a ride through the history of San Francisco's iconic cable car system!

02.

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

A seven-floor playground for art lovers, complete with immersive exhibits, friendly staff, and a coffee break on the fifth floor.

01.

LEGION OF HONOR

A beaux arts building housing 4,000 years of European art with stunning views, where even Napoleon would be impressed.

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