United States California San Francisco

The Beat Museum

A museum dedicated to preserving the history of 1950s Beat Generation writers and their cultural impact on poetry, art, and society.
  • 540 Broadway

Tips from the community

The Beat Museum is a must-visit destination for those interested in the vibrant literary and cultural history of North Beach. Located in the heart of the neighborhood, this small but informative museum showcases memorabilia and artifacts of the Beat Generation, including works by famous poets and writers like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Visitors can immerse themselves in the countercultural movement that defined the Beatnik era through exhibits, films, and readings.

seeker 7 months ago

The Beat Museum is a hidden gem in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, paying homage to the Beat Generation and its influential writers. Here, visitors can explore an extensive collection of Beat memorabilia, including original manuscripts, personal belongings, and rare photographs. This small yet vibrant museum offers a unique insight into the literary and countercultural movement that shaped the city's artistic identity.

seeker 7 months ago

The Beat Museum Guides

  • Guide to San Francisco's North Beach

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    Known as the city's Italian quarter, North Beach is a bustling haven packed with delicious food, rich history, and an electric cultural scene. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur, an art enthusiast, or just someone in search of a lively nightlife, this guide is your ticket to experiencing the best that North Beach has to offer. Keep reading, and I'll show you the ropes in this iconic San Francisco neighborhood.