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Save up to 55% on 31 San Francisco attractions with the Go San Francisco Card.

Beat Musem Gift Shop

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Beat Musem Gift Shop

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10% savings in gift shop.

It was in the heart of San Francisco at the Six Gallery on October 7th, 1955 that Allen Ginsberg's first read Howl and from that moment on the Beats would become known as a significant cultural influence that would challenge and ultimately change the world.


Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Please note, Go San Francisco Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.


Monday,Thanksgiving Day,Christmas Day and New Year's Day


540 Broadway (at Columbus), North Beach
San Francisco, CA

Driving Directions

Follow Signs to North Beach. Garage or metered street parking.

Public Transportation

Take one of the three major bus lines (#15, #30 and #45)

At San Francisco's Museum dedicated to the Beat Movement, your Go San Francisco Card not only entitles you to FREE admission, but also provides you with 10% savings in the gift shop on non-sale items.

So check out the Beat Museum which takes you from the arrest of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and subsequent Howl trial to the publication of On the Road by Jack Kerouac. The Beat Museum allows you to step back in time to where it all began.

Explore the influence of the Russian satellite Sputnik, the Beat Generation's Women Writers, gay rights, environmentalism, and more. You'll see first editions, autographs, original artifacts, plus watch movies in the theater room.

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  • Open year-round
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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540 Broadway (at Columbus), North Beach
San Francisco, CA

Phone: 415-399-9626

Website: www.thebeatmuseum.org