Madame Tussauds San Francisco – tickets, prices, what to see

If you want to add glamour to your vacation in California, look no further than Madame Tussauds San Francisco.

At San Francisco’s wax Museum, you see centuries-old waxwork techniques and rub shoulders with world leaders, royal families, politicians, movie stars, sportspersons, and more. 

It is a fantastic opportunity to take lots of photos with celebrities, and kids and teenagers love the chance to snap selfies with stars.

Madame Tussauds Francisco is not only a museum but a place to make your dreams of meeting your idols into reality, as real as a wax model gets. 

This article shares everything you must know before buying your Madame Tussauds San Francisco tickets.

What to expect at Madame Tussauds San Francisco

You can meet the real-life wax models of more than 250 of your favourite personalities at Madame Tussauds. 

Whether it’s your grandfather or your kids or maybe a valentine’s date, Madame Tussauds in SFO and the attractions there carry the magic to swoon everyone. 

Your journey at San Francisco Madame Tussauds will be filled with some booty shaking with Beyonce or some moonwalking with Michael Jackson.

This ride will be full of music, acting, and fun. 


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Madame Tussauds San Francisco tickets 

Tourists can buy their tickets at the venue on the day of the visit or book them online. 

We recommend purchasing your tickets to San Francisco’s wax museum, in advance.

When you buy your tickets online, you get a discount of $1.59 per ticket, and you avoid wasting your time at the counter lines. 

How online tickets work

When you book your Madame Tussauds San Francisco tickets online, you choose your date of visit. 

Immediately after purchase, you will get the confirmation mail. 

There is no need for any printouts. 

On the day of the visit, you can show your confirmation mail on your phone and enter the museum. 

These ticket are valid for entry on the date selected, but you can enter at any time.

If your plan changes, you can reschedule your visit online. 

Escape Room

This San Francisco Madame Tussauds ticket also includes access to the Escape Room called Alcatraz: The Breakout.

The Escape Room is themed after the infamous 1962 escape from Alcatraz Island prison, and guests have 60 minutes to escape the room.

Cost of tickets

General Admission (3+ years): $29.99

Kids under three needn’t buy tickets and children below 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.


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Opening hour

Madame Tussauds in SFO opens at 10 am or 12 pm daily and closes at 6 pm or 7 pm, depending on the day’s schedule. 

That’s why the best time to visit the museum is between 10 am and 6 pm.

The last entry is always an hour before closing time. 

How to reach the wax museum

Madame Tussauds San Francisco is located in Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco in California.

It is located two blocks away from the historic Pier 39, and just steps away from the famous Fisherman’s Wharf sign.

Its address is 145 Jefferson Street San Francisco, California 94133 USA. Get Directions

By Train

If you prefer BART, exit at the Embarcadero station and take the F-Line, which is the city’s local trolley system.

The trolley will drop you directly across the street from our attraction.

If you take the cable car to Bay and Taylor, walk north toward Jefferson St. then make a left onto Jefferson.

The attraction is located half a block down on the left side of the street.


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Best time to visit Tussauds in San Francisco

San Francisco’s wax museum gets crowded on weekends and school holidays. It is best to visit on a weekday at 10 am. 

If you prefer quiet museums or would like less crowd, then the best time to visit Madame Tussauds is from January to March or September to November. 

How long does Madame Tussauds take?

Guests usually spend about 45 to 60 minutes exploring the various exhibits at San Francisco’s Madame Tussauds.

Since it is a self-guided tour, the duration of your stay depends on the time you spend at the exhibits, and how crowded it is on that day. 

Madame Tussauds tickets don’t have a time limit. Once inside, you can stay for as long as you want. 


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What to see at Madame Tussauds San Francisco

This wax museum is divided into many zones. 

Music Zone

Sing out your heart with Taylor swift, click a picture with Madonna or strike a dance move with Michael Jackson; this zone has it all. 

You can enjoy your time with the statues of your favourite musicians. This zone includes everyone from Beyonce to Lady Gaga. 

 Take your time grooving with your favourite stars in this zone. 

Leadership and Entrepreneurs

Click a picture with the infamous entrepreneur and Founder of the Apple company, Steve jobs, or the co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.

This zone presents the most influential personalities along with entrepreneurs in America. 

Meet Barack Obama or Abraham Lincoln and enjoy the presence of great leaders in History 

Sports Zone

Enjoy your time with one of the greatest Sportsmen and Sportswomen such as Muhammad Ali or Serena Williams. 

Play rugby with Joe Montanna or play golf with Tiger Woods. 

Spirits of San Francisco

Play some chords with Jimi Hendrix, and Act out a few lines with Robin Williams. 

Madame Tussauds SF carries the spirit and air of San Francisco’s brilliant stars.

Whether it is Jerry Garcia or Janis Joplin, you can see them all in one place. 

Film Zone

This zone showcases some superb actors from memorable movies.

Get in a starring role with Marilyn Monroe, and do some martial arts with Jackie chan. 

Meet the American film director Steven Spielberg or get a selfie with John Travolta.  

You will see the characters in real life like E.T from E.T the Extra-Terrestrial.  

A-List Zone

This zone includes the A-list personalities of Hollywood. This party has them all, whether it’s Morgan Freeman, Zendaya, or Anne Hathaway. 


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Madame Tussauds + Meal at Hard Rock Cafe 

Hard Rock Cafe is only .3 miles (half a km) from Madame Tussauds, which is why many tourists prefer to visit both attractions on the same day. 

Visitors enjoy their meal at the rock-n-roll themed cafe with delicious cuisine and true American classics. 

With lots of music, a live disc jockey, fine dining, high energy, and lots of souvenirs, you are sure to enjoy your time here! 

Cost of the ticket (3+ years): $57.99

Madame Tussauds in USA

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