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GLBT Historical Society Museum

  • 4127 18th St. Map It
  • The Castro

Updated 01/29/2015

Fodor's Review

The two-gallery Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society Museum, the first of its kind, presents multimedia exhibits from its vast holdings covering San Francisco's queer history. In the remodeled main gallery, you might hear the audiotape Harvey Milk made for the community in the event of his assassination; explore artifacts from "Gayborhoods," lost landmarks of the city's gay past; or flip through a memory book with pictures and thoughts on some of the more than 20,000 San Franciscans lost to AIDS. Though certainly not for the faint of heart (those offended by sex toys and photos of lustily frolicking naked people may, well, be offended), the museum offers an inside look at these communities so integral to the fabric of San Francisco life.

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4127 18th St., near Castro St., San Francisco, California, 94114, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5, free 1st Wed. of the month
  • Mon. and Wed.–Sat. 11–7, Sun. noon–5

Updated 01/29/2015


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