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The Randall Museum
is owned and operated
by the San Francisco
Recreation and Park Department

Philip A. Ginsburg,
General Manager

Hours

The Randall Museum is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The Golden Gate Model Railroad Club's train layout is open Saturdays only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The building is also open selected Sundays, Mondays, and evenings for scheduled classes, clubs, performances, and events. Please consult the individual program listings for times and locations.

The Randall Museum is closed on the following legal holidays:

  • January 1, New Year's Day
  • July 4, Independence Day
  • November 11, Veterans Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November and the following Friday, Thanksgiving
  • December 25, Christmas Day

Holidays observed on Mondays do not affect museum operations.

Admission to the museum is FREE! Donations are always appreciated.

Directions

The Randall Museum's address is 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114.

We are right in the geographic center of the city, but sometimes hard for newcomers to find; if in doubt, call (415) 554-9600 for assistance.

Public Transit

From within San Francisco:

Take MUNI subway/streetcar lines K, L, or M to the Castro St. station. Walk 1 short block north (uphill, away from the Castro District) on Castro St. and turn left on States St. Continue 2/3 of a block uphill to a crosswalk and playground entrance on the right. Go up the playground driveway and turn left up the footpath. We are at the top of that path. This is a short but very steep walk.

OR

Take MUNI 24 Divisadero bus to Castro St. at 16th St. Go 1 short block south (toward Market) on Castro and turn right on States St., then follow the directions above.

For a longer (about 1/3 mile) but less steep walk, get off at Castro St. and 14th St. Walk uphill on 14th to Roosevelt and turn left. Follow Roosevelt as it curves up the hill to Museum Way and turn left; we are at the end of Museum Way.

From BART, Golden Gate Transit, CalTrain, or SamTrans:

Take any bus, train, or ferry to downtown San Francisco and transfer to the outbound K, L, or M MUNI Metro line (from CalTrain/Transbay Terminal, take an outbound N car to the Embarcadero station and transfer to the K, L, or M line). Then follow the MUNI directions above.

Driving

Free parking is available in our moderate-sized lot and on nearby States St. and Roosevelt Way. As the lot may fill quickly on busy Saturdays and during all special events, and to conserve resources, carpooling is always strongly encouraged.

From within San Francisco:

From the north (Marina/Pacific Heights/Western Addition):

Go south on Divisadero St. (away from the Bay). Just after Divisadero becomes Castro St., turn right at the light onto 14th St. At the first stop sign, turn left on Roosevelt Way. Continue 1/4 mile uphill to the first stop sign and turn left on Museum Way. We are at the end of the block.

From the northwest (Richmond/Seacliff):

Go east (away from the ocean, toward downtown) on Geary Blvd. At Masonic Ave., stay in the right lane (do not go into the underpass) and turn right on Masonic. Continue south about 1 mile, crossing Haight St. Continue up the hill; at the top of the hill, there is a 5-way stop; take the gentle left (still Masonic). Drop down one short block to Roosevelt Way and turn left. At the first stop sign, turn right on Museum Way; we are at the end of the block.

From the northeast (Financial District/Tenderloin/SOMA):

Go southwest on Market St. (away from the Embarcadero). Just past the Safeway shopping center, make a gentle right onto 14th St. Continue 4 blocks, crossing Castro St., and turn left at the stop sign at Roosevelt Way. Continue 1/4 mile uphill to the first stop sign and turn left on Museum Way. We are at the end of the block.

From the east (Mission/Potrero Hill):

Go west on 16th St. (away from the Bay). Cross Market St.; continue 1 block and turn right on Castro St. Turn left at the first light, onto 14th St. At the first stop sign, turn left on Roosevelt Way. Continue 1/4 mile uphill to the first stop sign and turn left on Museum Way. We are at the end of the block.

From the west (Sunset/Golden Gate Park):

Go east on Lincoln Way (southern border of Golden Gate Park; head away from the ocean, toward downtown). Stay in the right lane; Lincoln Way becomes Frederick St. Cross Stanyan St.; continue several blocks to Masonic Ave. and turn right. Continue up the hill; at the top of the hill, there is a 5-way stop; take the gentle left (still Masonic). Drop down one short block to Roosevelt Way and turn left. At the first stop sign, turn right on Museum Way; we are at the end of the block.

From the southwest (West Portal/SFSU):

Take Portola Dr. toward downtown; it will turn into Upper Market St. Turn left at the stoplight for Clayton St., then turn right at the 2nd light, onto 17th St. At the first stop sign, turn left onto Roosevelt Way. Follow Roosevelt 3 blocks to Museum Way and turn right. We are at the end of the block.

From the south (City College/Excelsior/Visitacion Valley/Hunters Point):

Take San Jose Ave., Mission St., or Cesar Chavez/Army St. toward the center of the city, then continue north (toward downtown) on Mission St. or Dolores St. Turn left on 16th St. Cross Market St.; continue 1 block and turn right on Castro St. Turn left at the first light, onto 14th St. At the first stop sign, turn left on Roosevelt Way. Continue 1/4 mile uphill to the stop sign and turn left on Museum Way. We are at the end of the block.

From the Bay Bridge (I-80 W):

Follow signs for Golden Gate Bridge/101 North (exit 1B). Stay in the left lane and take the Octavia Blvd./Fell St. exit (434B). This will funnel you onto Octavia Blvd. When Octavia ends, turn left onto Fell St. Continue several blocks and turn left onto Divisadero. Divisadero turns into Castro St. Turn right at the light for 14th St. At the first stop sign, turn left on Roosevelt Way. Continue 1/4 mile uphill to the first stop sign and turn left on Museum Way. We are at the end of the block.

From the south on I-280:

Take I-280 North to the Highway 1 - 19th Ave. exit. At the first traffic light, take the gentle right onto Junipero Serra. Continue straight onto Portola Dr.; Portola turns into Upper Market St. Turn left at the light for Clayton St., then turn right at the 2nd light, onto 17th St. At the first stop sign, turn left onto Roosevelt Way. Follow Roosevelt 3 blocks to Museum Way and turn right. We are at the end of the block.

From the south on Highway 101:

As 101 enters San Francisco, get in the left lane. Follow signs for 101 North/Golden Gate Bridge. Stay in the left lane and take the Octavia Blvd./Fell St. exit (434B). This will funnel you onto Octavia Blvd. When Octavia ends, turn left onto Fell St. Continue several blocks and turn left onto Divisadero. Divisadero turns into Castro St. Turn right at the light for 14th St. At the first stop sign, turn left on Roosevelt Way. Continue 1/4 mile uphill to the first stop sign and turn left on Museum Way. We are at the end of the block.

From the Golden Gate Bridge:

Continue on 101 South/Lombard St. One block beyond the end of the freeway, turn right onto Divisadero St. Continue just over 2 miles; Divisadero turns into Castro St. Turn right at the light for 14th St. At the first stop sign, turn left on Roosevelt Way. Continue 1/4 mile uphill to the first stop sign and turn left on Museum Way. We are at the end of the block.

 

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