GLBT Historical Society Museum, San Francisco

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco’s Castro District — a project of the GLBT Historical Society — is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum currently features a long-term exhibition, "Queer Past Becomes Present,” as well as changing exhibitions in the Front Gallery and Community Gallery.
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  • When I arrived, I was surprised at how small the space was, but I spent well over an hour absorbing its content, and I didn't even watch all of the videos (I was worried about closing time). I had...  more »
  • After wandering around Castro area of SF it was timely and apt to finish my day at this museum. Small, compact actually it still packs a punch with personal stories amongst the historical context of....  more »
  • Wonderful history, very friendly staff, you can tell they love what they do. 4 of 5 stars only because I was hoping it would be larger. I'm certain that will come with time and support though.
  • I was surprised at how much info they packed into the small footprint. Well worth the $5, as long as you're the sort that will take the time to walk slowly and read everything. If you are the sort who likes to look at exhibits, but not read the plaques, you might not see the value here.

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