TENDERLOIN
MUSEUM

398 Eddy Street
(@ Leavenworth)
San Francisco, CA 94102


info@tenderloinmuseum.org
415-351-1912

open Tuesday - Sunday
10AM - 5PM

closed holidays:
New Year’s Day
Easter
Independence Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas

 

ADMISSION

Adults   $10
Students & Seniors   $6
Youth (ages 13 to 21)   $6
Children (ages 12 & under)   FREE
Historical Walking Tour   $10
Admission & Walking Tour   $15
 

 

THE HEART OF SAN FRANCISCO, UNCOVERED

The Tenderloin Museum celebrates the rich history of a neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco. The 31 blocks of the Tenderloin District are the last bastion of a San Francisco that once was, peopled by immigrants and iconoclasts, artists and activists, sinners and saints. Visit the Tenderloin Museum today and discover the city they don’t show you in postcards.


DISCOVER THE LOST HISTORY OF THE TENDERLOIN

The Tenderloin’s raucous history has been routinely overlooked in historical accounts of San Francisco.

Visit us and learn more about:

  • Legendary venue Blackhawk Jazz Club where greats like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk and others played and recorded.
  • Recording studio Wally Heider Studios where the Grateful Dead, Santana, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young crafted albums that changed music forever.
  • How the Tenderloin served as the geographic center for San Francisco’s emerging LGBT rights movement.
  • Stories from a neighborhood that immigrants, office workers, retailers, bartenders, musicians, actors, dancers and prostitutes have all chosen to call home.
  • The rich artistic community of the Tenderloin neighborhood today reflected in live music and theatre performances, film screenings, lectures, local artist exhibitions, poetry nights, and more! 

WHAT YOU’LL FIND HERE

  • Permanent Collection
  • Neighborhood Walking Tours
  • Museum Retail Store
  • Local Artist Exhibition
  • Dynamic Evening Programming

GETTING HERE

The Tenderloin Museum is a five minute walk from either Powell or Civic Center BART and has parking spaces upon request for drop-offs, pick-ups, and ADA needs. The closest parking garages are EZ Public Parking (333 Jones St) and Turk Street Garage (175 Turk St)

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