Tenderloin Museum

Beyond the Binary: Self-Guided Tour of San Francisco

Tenderloin Museum

San Francisco, California 94102, United States

Created By: Quest University


398 Eddy Street (@ Leavenworth)

The Tenderloin Museum celebrates the rich history of one of San Francisco's most misunderstood neighborhood. The 31 blocks of the Tenderloin district are the beating heart of the city peopled by immigrants and iconoclasts, artists and activists, sinners and saints. Visit the Tenderloin Museum today and encounter a kaleidoscopic American city in all its grit and glory.

Permanent exhibits include:

Political & Social Activism. Tenderloin political activism cemented the foundation for grassroots community action in the city. San Francisco's LGBT rights movement began in the Tenderloin. In July 1966, activists led a protest at Compton's Cafeteria helping launch San Francisco's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights movement. In the 1960's, Reverend Cecil Williams began promoting civil rights through his activist-oriented ministry at Glide Memorial Church. The 1980’s saw residents organize to preserve residential hotels and rezone the neighborhood to prevent gentrification.


open Tuesday - Sunday
10AM - 5PM


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

This point of interest is part of the tour: Beyond the Binary: Self-Guided Tour of San Francisco


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