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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!"(9 Tips)
    Kim Cruz B.
    "Reserve the WHOLE day if you want to read and see everything!"(6 Tips)
    Liz
    "Wonderful museum for fans of the genius of Disney."(3 Tips)
    Serena T.
    "Expect lots of reading for 3-4 hours!"(3 Tips)
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  • Jake
    JakeFebruary 1
    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 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Heather W.
    Heather WerthMarch 13, 2011
    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.
  • Kerry K.
    Kerry KenneySeptember 7, 2014
    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.
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteOctober 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.
  • Serena M.
    Serena MaAugust 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.
  • 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.
  • Mariana B.
    Mariana BernasconiSeptember 14, 2013
    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.
  • 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
  • Nadia S.
    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
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen ChampionOctober 2, 2011
    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.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 13, 2010
    Opened on October 1, 2009, the museum features the life and legacy of Walt Disney. The museum retrofitted and expanded three existing historic buildings on the Presidio’s Main Post.
  • 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.
  • Lulu A.
    Lulu AlfadalhAugust 26, 2015
    this place contains a lot of useful information about Walt Disney as a man. not a place for kids. it is definitely interesting to see the beginning of such successful business.
  • 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
  • Thana K.
    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!
  • Kim Cruz B.
    Kim Cruz BaluyutFebruary 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!
  • 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
  • Marialexandra
    MarialexandraApril 27, 2015
    A must for any and all Walt Disney fans! So much to see & read. Truly enjoyed it and will be back.
  • 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
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanJune 16, 2012
    Make sure to show your AAA card for a $5 discount per ticket! Also check your bags/coats for free downstairs behind the staircase next to the restrooms.
  • Daphne Y.
    Daphne YuAugust 25, 2011
    Very pretty and well put together exhibit. Even the young kids liked it more than I expected since there were many multimedia interactive activities to do.
  • megan
    meganSeptember 2, 2015
    Awesome museum about Disney's life, but be aware, it's definitely more geared towards adults than 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!!!
  • Greg W.
    Greg WohlenbergOctober 13, 2010
    Wonderful museum in the Presidio to see the untold story behind the Disney family. Parents may enjoy more than kids (but still kid friendly)
  • Erik Peter C.
    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.
  • Desiree A.
    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.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TJune 1, 2011
    Give yourself at least half a day to go through it. If you're a huge Disney fan, you may even want to give yourself a whole day.
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RussellMarch 16, 2011
    Great and very interesting. Not a good place to take the kids. Only one game in the entire museum. Very lovely and clean!
  • 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.
  • Dave T.
    Dave TavresAugust 13, 2010
    The furniture at the entrance of the galleries is the original furniture from Walt's apartment above the firehouse at Disneyland.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DSSeptember 26, 2010
    If you're a Disney fan and/or into drawing and animation -- you'll find this a hidden treasure of history and inspiration.
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren K.June 21, 2013
    Cool history but pricey admission. If you go around lunch, bring your own food or be prepared to spend $$ at the cafe.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    If your kids have never seen a Disney classic on the big screen, this is the place! Check the website for movies and show times.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more
  • Bret M.
    Bret McManusJune 7, 2012
    Don't bring kids unless they really really want to know about all things Disney .... Pretty awesome though... Best Museum ever
  • Le Colonial S.
    Le Colonial SFAugust 25, 2011
    Attended a WISE event & discussion panel here last night in one of the auditoriums, felt like we were in a field staring up at the stars. Love the vintage movie posters!
  • Heather T.
    Heather TurnerSeptember 1, 2012
    Do NOT buy the sandwiches in the cafe. The $8.50 price is for the Disney label only 'cause the sandwiches are complete crap!!!!!
  • Adam G.
    Adam GallantAugust 30, 2014
    I really enjoyed getting to know more about Walt Disney. I especially enjoyed the room on Disneyland.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CoxJuly 26, 2014
    Can't deny the final hall after Walt's death brought me to tears. Just a straight hallway with both walls lined with sad headlines and weeping characters. Truly moving.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CowellJanuary 30, 2015
    Great exhibit. Give yourself the whole day to tour the museum and explore the surrounding Presidio.
  • Christine J.
    Christine JaoryJuly 22, 2013
    Download Google's Fieldtrip app and redeem the offer for free admission! Grab food/have a picnic at Off The Grid food/farmers market in front of the museum
  • Ernesto F.
    The tour is focus on history, so there's a lot of reading here. It's really interesting though.
  • Margaret T.
    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
  • Deanna S.
    Deanna ScottDecember 31, 2015
    The Dalí exhibit runs until January 3rd. Definitely worth the trip if you can make it.
  • Alice C.
    Alice ChaiSeptember 4, 2015
    It may not look like much from the outside but the museum is very nice and enjoyed it a lot.
  • John N.
    John NoeApril 18, 2014
    I had an amazing time here! So much to see and learn here, and incredible tribute to an incredible man.
  • Drew M.
    Lots to see. Take your time. Walt achieved so much in his short time. Get inspired!
  • Sylvain D.
    Sylvain DaudierJune 6, 2014
    Muséo soignée et très bien pensée autour des items exposés. Le parcours retrace la vie de l'homme, de l'artiste et de l'entrepreneur visionnaire.
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