Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Walt Disney Family Museum is one of the Bay Area’s newest attractions, with the Golden Gate Bridge to the west, Crissy Field to the north, and the city to the east. Once the U.S. Army’s premier West Coast base, Congress decommissioned it in 1989 and transferred the buildings to the National Park Service. Housed in a restored 1890s army barracks, the Museum tells the story of Walt Disney—the man who raised animation to an art, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a distinctly American legacy.
Designed by the Rockwell Group and Page & Turnbull Architects, the Museum campus comprises two beautifully remodeled buildings. The main museum building (104 Montgomery Street) is located on the Main Post of the Presidio adjacent to the parade grounds. The Riley building, (122 Riley Avenue) built in 1904, was previously the military post’s gymnasium. It houses the elegant Special Exhibition Hall.