655 Mission Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94103
(415) 227 - 8666
DescriptionThe Cartoon Museum located at 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, California. Parking is found either on the street (metered), or in one of the many nearby garages. Street level, double doors lead to a reception area.
The one level Museum is spacious. Seating is minimal. The bookstore has a wide variety of items, from collectible to new. There are no food services.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, with baby changing stations are located at the rear of the galleries.
- Number of handicapped spaces: *
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance
Doors: double doors
Number of floors: 1
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: spacious
Places to sit: a few benches
Location of restrooms: at back of galleries
Type of restroom: multi-stall, handicapped-accessible
Ease of entry and exit: good
Baby changing station: yes
Available food services: none
Friendliness of staff: very pleasant
Notes: * Parking needs to be found either on the street (metered), or at one of the many garages nearby.
The Cartoon Museum is located in SoMA (South of Market), also known as San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Cultural District. We had read about this district and made the Cartoon Museum one of our stops here.
This small, one story venue is home to over 6,000 original pieces in its permanent collection. With ten exhibitions each year in its five galleries of exhibition space and research library, “the Cartoon Art Museum’s key function is to preserve, document and exhibit this unique and accessible art form. It is…the only museum in the western U.S. dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms.” (website) We foud it interesting to note that this Museum got its start in 1987 with an endowment from Charles Schultz (the creator of “Peanuts.”)
The Museum was easy to enter though its street level double-doors. All of the galleries are on one level, with smooth floors throughout.
Parking is either at a meter on the street (we couldn’t find a spot on a weekday), or in one of the many garages nearby.
Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms, with baby-changing stations, can be found toward the back of the galleries.
A booksstore with a huge variety of comics and related items is connected to the Museum.
We spent about an hour here. We could see how, if one has a great interest in this art form, or an interest in a specific exhibition, one could be here for much longer.
As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.cartoonart.org, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”