Madame Tussauds SF marks opening day with Harvey Milk and ribbon cutting

Madame Tussauds SF marks opening day with Harvey Milk and ribbon cutting


June 26 was a big day for Madame Tussauds San Francisco. We started the day with a dramatic unveiling of San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk’s brand new figure. The historic unveiling was attended by Harvey’s nephew Stuart Milk who is the founder and President of the Harvey Milk Foundation. Stuart Milk said “Harvey would have been proud—and tickled—to be honored this way, especially, on the week of Gay Pride in his hometown of San Francisco.”

Harvey Milk is one of the first figures attendees will meet as they enter our “Spirit of San Francisco” area. This area of the attraction also includes Francis Ford Coppola, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, and others.

This was only the start to our exciting day. Five hours later we broke out giant scissors cut the red and black ribbon marking the grand opening of Madame Tussauds San Francisco and the San Francisco Dungeon. Attendees to our opening night party walked the red carpet for Madame Tussauds and the black carpet to make a descent into the Dungeon.

More than 300 people walked through our doors on Thursday snapping photos with their favorite celebrities, taking advantage of our multiple interactive opportunities, and enjoying small bites themed to each area of the attraction.

It was an exciting night of showing off what’s fast becoming the hottest attraction on Fisherman’s Wharf!

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Harvey Milk is unveiled by his nephew Stuart Milk SF Travel's Howard Pickett, General Manager Adrea Gibbs, Rodney Fong and Ron Fong cut the ribbon welcoming visitors