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Getting to the de Young

de Young museum

Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Directions to the de Young

JFK Drive and Parking

Please note that John F. Kennedy Drive is currently closed to vehicular traffic from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive. There is no access to the de Young Museum from the North side of the Park. To transverse Golden Gate Park, please use Park Presidio Boulevard or Stanyan Street. Read more about the de Young’s position on the closure here.

Paid parking is available in the Music Concourse garage, which may be accessed from Fulton Street or the 10th Avenue entrance. A limited number of accessible parking spots are available in the garage. Free street parking near the museum is limited within Golden Gate Park, so please plan accordingly.

For information on public transportation, please visit the SFMTA website. Muni is currently at reduced capacity due to pandemic restrictions. Cars have the ability to drop off visitors in front of the de Young using Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr. This is only accessible via Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from the south side of the Park. Additionally, the Music Concourse Garage offers a 15-minute grace period for drop-off and pick up.

From the North Bay/Golden Gate Bridge

From the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza take the 19th Ave/Park Presidio Blvd exit and proceed through the tunnel onto Park Presidio Blvd. Go two miles to Cabrillo St. Turn right on Cabrillo, then right again on 14th Ave. Proceed one block north to Balboa St, turn right. Proceed across Park Presidio Blvd to 8th Ave. For surface access to the de Young, turn right onto 8th Ave across Fulton St to JFK Dr. For direct access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility, turn right on Fulton St and then left on 10th Ave.

From the South Bay/I-280 North

At Daly City, take Route 1 North toward 19th Ave./Golden Gate Bridge. Go five miles on 19th Ave. through Golden Gate Park and make a right onto Fulton St. Turn right on 10th Ave. for access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility, or two blocks to 8th Ave. and turn right into the park.

From the East Bay/I-80 West

Weekdays: Continue on I-80 through San Francisco for about one mile and then bear right, following signs for Golden Gate Bridge/US101 North. Follow signs for Octavia St. and Fell St.; freeway ends at Market St. Cross Market St. and go four blocks and make a left turn onto Fell St. Go 1.5 miles on Fell St. For access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility: Just beyond Shrader St. bear right and make a right turn onto Stanyan St. Go two blocks and make a left turn onto Fulton St. Take Fulton to 10th Ave. and make a left turn into the parking facility. For surface access to the de Young continue on Fell St. then just after Shrader St. bear left onto Kezar Dr. Bear right onto JFK Dr. and follow to the de Young.

Alternate Route Weekends: Take the Fremont St. exit from the Bay Bridge, make a left onto Fremont St. Go 0.3 miles and turn left onto Pine St. Take Pine St. for 2.7 miles past Presidio Ave. and bear left onto Masonic Ave. Follow Masonic Ave. for 0.8 miles and make a right turn onto Fulton St. Follow Fulton for 1.3 miles to 8th Ave. for surface access to the de Young or to 10th Ave. for direct access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility.


Museum visitors are encouraged to take public transportation, the weekend Golden Gate Park Shuttle, bicycle, and use the Music Concourse Garage, as parking is severely limited.

Public Transportation

Learn about how the muni, bus, metro, and shuttle system can help you get to the museum.