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The Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum

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Presidio National Park, San Francisco
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    Marialexandra
    "A must for any and all Walt Disney fans!"(11 Tips)
    Josh R.
    "The model of Disneyland is amazing..."(4 Tips)
    Ernesto F.
    "The tour is focus on history, so there's a lot of reading here."(4 Tips)
    Rouven W.
    "Great exhibition on the life of Walt Disney."(3 Tips)
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  • Jakeheart icon on user image
    JakeFebruary 1, 2016
    What an awesome experience. Self guided walk through, but if you stop and read some of the larger pieces of text on the walls, even the most casual fan will have a great understanding.
  • Robert W.
    Robert WilliamsOctober 26, 2015
    An awesome lovely place for the Disney fans,I am crazy about the Disney's,nice place for family visit as well,that's a huge place.If you want to see the entire Disney you need a whole day.recommended
  • Hayato 6.heart icon on user image
    Hayato 626March 19, 2018
    You can experience moving birds of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room with a controller.It is very difficult to make them behave naturally, you can feel the magnificence of the craftsmen.
  • Andy T.heart icon on user image
    Andy TopleyJuly 30, 2018
    Fantastic visit, if you're a Disney fan, then this is for you. Fantastically presented. Also includes a wonderful view of Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Colin C.heart icon on user image
    Colin CoplandOctober 19, 2016
    Wonderful galleries and exhibits on the man behind the myth; special exhibitions are always changing.And the cafe here serves one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I've ever tasted.
  • N G.
    N GAugust 22, 2013
    Absolutely fantastic, but be aware that this museum is about WALT DISNEY as a person & about the world he created. Not the best place for kids, but a must for anyone who wants to learn about Disney.
  • Robert W.
    Robert WilliamsJuly 30, 2016
    If you are a fan of Walt Disney then this place is best for you. You can see many things from the history of Disney world. Here you will get lots of interesting information. I just love this place!!!
  • Robert W.
    Robert WilliamsNovember 5, 2015
    It is a great place to see, hear & meet Disney legends for a very affordable price.Very well developed and well put together exhibit.you need a whole day to visit all the galleries of museum.very nice
  • Nate S.
    Nate SOctober 20, 2015
    Leave the small children at home, this ain't *that* kind of Disney spot! Focusing entirely on the history of Walt Disney (the person), with lots of reading, I'd recommend for teenagers/adults only.
  • Kerry K.heart icon on user image
    Kerry KenneySeptember 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Allow yourself an extra hour than you planned - everything is so interesting and you won't be able to stop reading. Special Also, Exhibit is in a separate building that nobody will tell you about.
  • David D.
    David D'SouzaApril 12, 2014
    Wonderful museum to read all about Walt Disney. If there was anyone who embraced the latest technology (of the era), it was Walt. Fascinating to read how he was ahead of the curve.
  • Marialexandraheart icon on user image
    MarialexandraApril 27, 2015
    A must for any and all Walt Disney fans! So much to see & read. Truly enjoyed it and will be back.
  • sma
    smaAugust 12, 2013
    Great place to visit - has a great layout filled with lots of interesting things. Not a museum about Mickey Mouse but the life of Walt Disney) the person, so not the best place to bring kids.
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzJuly 12, 2015
    Fantastic place! We spent 4 hours here and haven't even cover everything. We'll be back, it's amazing!!!
  • Ryan P.heart icon on user image
    Ryan PalmerApril 27, 2017
    Give yourself at least 5 hours to experience everything here. Really amazing info about an amazing man.
  • meganheart icon on user image
    meganSeptember 2, 2015
    Awesome museum about Disney's life, but be aware, it's definitely more geared towards adults than kids...
  • Nick G.
    Nick GrayJune 26, 2019
    I liked it! Very well done permanent exhibit on Walt Disney's history and art.
  • James P.heart icon on user image
    James PittmanJuly 20, 2016
    If you are a Disney fan this is definitely a place you need to go too. You won't be disappointed!
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJuly 1, 2014
    Spend tonight with Dinosaurs, technology & Walt Disney at the Walt Disney Family Museum for a special screening celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Wed, 7/2, 4pm, $7. Read more
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Chronicles the life and works of the animation kingpin with permanent and rotating exhibits that show Walt's history through drawings, movies, music, plus a popular 13-foot model of Disneyland. Read more
  • Heather W.
    Heather WerthMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check their website to get a list of upcoming events. It is a great place to see, hear & meet Disney legends for a very affordable price. Bring your autograph books as they often stick around after.
  • Thana K.heart icon on user image
    Thana KhambanondaApril 16, 2013
    Expect to spend the whole day here if you're a fan of Walt Disney and a history buff. You won't believe how much stuff they have in an unassuming building!
  • John C.
    John CassilloJanuary 14, 2012
    Cool place to stop in if you're a fan of Disney in general -- more about Walt and the history of the studio than what a lot of us grew up on in the 80s & 90s.
  • Erik Peter C.heart icon on user image
    Erik Peter CarlsonSeptember 14, 2014
    Fantastically informative. A lot of information. Make sure to have time in your hands if you plan to read each exhibit.
  • Mariana B.
    Mariana BernasconiSeptember 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place blew me away! I was prepared to skim through but everything was interesting! I ended up staying 5 hrs. The attention to detail Disney puts in its parks is just as prevalent here.
  • Jonathan C.heart icon on user image
    Jonathan ChinApril 21, 2018
    Can spend hours here! Love the model of Disneyland!
  • Arts and Culture
    Arts and CultureJuly 31, 2014
    See the original sketches & photographs of female characters from Peter Pan, Sleeping beauty & more at the Walt Disney Museum ft, Leading Ladies & Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis. Fri, 8/1, $20. Read more
  • Kim S.
    Kim SolomonFebruary 4, 2012
    Don't be fooled by the first floor. Once you go up the elevator, the museum never ends! Reserve the WHOLE day if you want to read and see everything!
  • Desiree A.heart icon on user image
    Desiree AldeguerJune 22, 2013
    Plan for at least 4 hours here. It's that interesting + full of info. Kids will love it but if you really want to understand the life of Walt Disney then get a sitter.
  • Laurie B.heart icon on user image
    Laurie BennettJanuary 4, 2017
    Go here. You'll burst with nostalgia and bathe in a magical world of creativity. Go to the special exhibitions.
  • Emil C.heart icon on user image
    Emil CAugust 6, 2014
    Random location for a fabulous museum about one of the greatest entertainer of all time.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen ChampionOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Really nice place with extremely nice employees. Tons of information are held within the galleries so take your time as you go through. Don't rush or you might miss something.
  • Allisonheart icon on user image
    AllisonJune 3, 2023
    It’s about the man himself so don’t expect everything Disneyland (though there is some near the end). Some kids looked bored. I spent 5 hours here and could have gone back for more!
  • Margaret T.heart icon on user image
    Margaret ToDecember 24, 2013
    Absolutely ah may zing. We were there for 2 hrs but wish we cudve stayed longer! A must-see for Disney fans
  • Rouven W.heart icon on user image
    Rouven WeßlingFebruary 21, 2018
    Great exhibition on the life of Walt Disney. Especially his early, pre-Mickey Mouse was mostly new to me.
  • Paul R.
    Paul RaySeptember 14, 2016
    Awesome area of San Francisco and this museum was a great find to learn about Walt Disney the man and not just the company.
  • Nadia S.heart icon on user image
    Nadia SilvaJanuary 13, 2014
    They allow photography (without flash) in their exhibit! It's such a wonderful experience. They only include the classics; Cinderella, Snow White, Bambi, lady and the tramp
  • Adam G.heart icon on user image
    Adam GallantAugust 30, 2014
    I really enjoyed getting to know more about Walt Disney. I especially enjoyed the room on Disneyland.
  • James S.
    James SantelliAugust 30, 2013
    Leave a few minutes to linger in the gift shop. There are items you won't usually find at Disneyland or Disney World.
  • Stephanie C.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie CowellJanuary 30, 2015
    Great exhibit. Give yourself the whole day to tour the museum and explore the surrounding Presidio.
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 8, 2012
    Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the landmark film’s release, “Snow White” is the museums largest undertaking to date, encompassing over 200 drawings, posters, and other artwork. Read more
  • Ernesto F.heart icon on user image
    Ernesto FajardoMarch 18, 2016
    The tour is focus on history, so there's a lot of reading here. It's really interesting though.
  • Dan M.heart icon on user image
    Cool (if you are into Disney and stuff). The palace of fine arts is nearby
  • Devin H.heart icon on user image
    Devin HughesAugust 11, 2018
    Mush more for adults, but really cool look into Walt’s life.
  • Kim P.heart icon on user image
    Kim PhamApril 5, 2015
    A fun little afternoon excursion - a wonderful way to learn about the Walt Disney family & journey.
  • Drew M.heart icon on user image
    Drew MatthewsMarch 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots to see. Take your time. Walt achieved so much in his short time. Get inspired!
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzOctober 18, 2015
    Fantastic & inspiring exhibit. Interactive, informative, moving. Highly recommended.
  • JenKuduheart icon on user image
    JenKuduMay 23, 2016
    Phenomenal collection for any Disney fan. Give yourself at least 3 hrs.
  • Wilson F.heart icon on user image
    Superb main exhibition on the life and many accomplishments of Walt Disney. Has so much content it could last you a good few hours.
  • Tema S.heart icon on user image
    Tema StankevichJune 13, 2018
    Great museum. Worth it’s price. View is absolutely stunning.
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