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National park tips: Disney Museum in San Francisco tells Walt’s story

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
A model of Disneyland is among the features at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio.
(Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

What did Walt Disney have to do with the national park system? Nothing. With San Francisco? Nothing again.

Yet since 2009 the Walt Disney Family Museum has been in residence among the old brick barracks in the city’s Presidio. (Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt and a founder of the museum, lived in Northern California and liked the idea of a museum up there.)

It’s a well-appointed museum, and it tells well the authorized story of Walt and his empire. Adult admission: $20. Children ages 6-17, $12.

In honor of this year’s National Park Service centennial, the Travel section is posting 100 park travel ideas and tips based on trips staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds has taken, along with photo-op advice from Times photographer Mark Boster. We’ll post one per day through Dec. 31.

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See travel videos by Reynolds from around the world.


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