Visit the world famous Madame Tussauds San Francisco, a fascinating place to get up-close and personal with over 220 life-like wax figures of the most fascinating historical, political and iconic figures of the history. And delve into the Bay Areas dark history! Experience live actors, dark history, gripping story telling and special effects at the San Francisco Dungeon.
Meet all your favorite celebrities at once! Visit Madame Tussauds San Fransisco and witness its unique blend of glitz and glamor! Take photographs with famous celebrities, challenge sports legends and hop on stage with pop icons.
This fun and unique attraction highlights milestone moments throughout history and in contemporary culture, both from around the world and in San Francisco.
Continue on an ultimate live action expedition at The San Francisco Dungeon! Through hysterically horrible engaging stories, 9 live actor led shows will make you experience reenacted scenes from the colorful Gold Rush era to authentic tales about the Barbary Coast criminal gangs, Alcatraz, the Shanghai Kelly boat ride and more.
Open 365 days a year.
Operating hours are subject to change.
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Location and direction
145 Jefferson St #500, San Francisco, CA 94133
The San Francisco Dungeon is easily accessible from the Jefferson & Taylor stop on the E and F Light Rail line.
Hours & Days of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, Sunday - 12:00 to 19:00
Friday and Saturday - 11:00 to 20:00
Shows begin every half hour, from open to last entry. Each show runs for 60 minutes. Hours may be subject to change.
How to get to The San Francisco Dungeon:
Once you’ve made it into San Francisco, you can get to Fisherman’s Wharf using MUNI services. The following lines service the Fisherman’s Wharf area:
• F-Market & Wharves
• Powell/Hyde Cable Car
• Powell/Mason Cable Car
• 19-Po ockton
• 47-Van Ness
• 49-Mission-Van Ness
The San Francisco Dungeon is right next door to Madame Tussauds on Jefferson Street (between Taylor St and Mason St).
Car or Coach
There are several parking lots and garages in the Fisherman’s Wharf area that are just a short walk away from the attraction.
Price & Options
Navigating around the Dungeon will be mainly via level pathways. However due to the nature of the attraction some floor surfaces are uneven. Access is also gained via low gradient slopes, a specialized wheel chair lift (restrictions apply) and a stair climber (restrictions apply) to the various levels of the attraction.
Pregnant guests are welcome to visit the Dungeon at any time during their pregnancy and can take part in all nine (9) shows in our tour, however those expecting should not board Shanghai Kelly's Show as a precaution.
Due to width and weight restrictions throughout the attraction, The San Francisco Dungeon is not accessible for guests with Mobility Scooters.
There are areas of the Dungeon that contain strobe lighting which may affect those suffering from photosensitive epilepsy.
At the San Francisco Dungeon due to our restriction with our wheelchair user lifts we are at times unable to admit electronic wheelchairs to a weight and width restriction. The wheelchair and person must weigh under 600 pounds (330kg) and the chair cannot extend the width of 27 inches.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
For security reasons, large bags or luggage are not permitted at Madame Tussauds. No weapons or firearms of any kind are also allowed in the premises.
No animals or pets are permitted into Madame Tussauds, with the exception of Service Animals.
Eating and drinking are not permitted at Madame Tussauds. All guests will be asked to finish any food or beverages before entering the attraction. No outside food or beverages allowed inside the attraction. Concessions (i.e. soda pop, candy, water, juice, etc.) are sold inside.
Printed VELTRA voucher
Madame Tussauds is stroller accessible.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 23:59:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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