I wanted to tell you how to visit the Full House exterior as I did back in 2009 because as a 90’s kid, how can you go to San Francisco and NOT visit it? It’s just so iconic.
I grew up as an avid fan of the family-friendly and super cheesy show Full House. Some might even tell you that I have all 7 seasons on DVD. I’ll never confirm, not deny that, so don’t ask (fine, I DO).
Fun fact: Jeff Franklin, the show’s creator, purchased the house back in 2016 and painted the front door red again. So cool! I like to imagine the cast has sleepovers there every now and then.
So obviously one of the thing towards the top of my list in 2009, in addition, to seeing AT&T Park and Haight-Asbury, was to go see the house from the opening credits of my favorite TV show located at 1709 Broderick Street (which is almost – basically – my last name, coincidence? I think not) in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.
Everyone in San Francisco knows where this house is probably because they get asked all the time where to go to see it so you’ll always be able to find. (I’d imagine it to be like asking someone in New York where the Empire State Building is!)
The house was originally built in 1883 and contains 3 bedrooms, but no mention of any attic or basement so the floor plan of the actual house and the house they used as a set obviously do not match.
You can access the area on BART pretty easily or trolly car (hey, it was in the opening credits to the show!). I think any kid that grew up in the ’90s probably makes a stop here when they visit San Francisco and that’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Yours Truly in on a Visit to the Full House Exterior in 2009