The Musee Mechanique is a profit-oriented interactive exhibition hall comprising of over 300 twentieth century penny arcade amusements and antiquities, which were discovered at the Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
These toys and amusements include music boxes, coin-operated fortune tellers, Mutoscopes, video games, love testers, player pianos, peep shows, photo booths, dioramas and more.
The gallery also includes what is possibly the only steam powered motorcycle in the world. Those intersrested in a bygone era of amusement or even with a festish for steampunk culture should visit this place. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following San Francisco itinerary 3 days.
- It’s wheelchair accessible.
- Depends on games played.
- Free entry
- Pier 45 Shed A
- Alioto’s Restaurant
- Fisherman’s Grotto
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16.95% of people who visit San Francisco include Musee Mecanique in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
57.14% of people start their Musee Mecanique visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Musee Mecanique
79.41% of people prefer walking in order to reach Musee Mecanique
Love this place. The whole family loves this museum. Not only do we get to look at old games and treasures...but we can touch them! Amazing works of art that we can see in motion right before our eyes. A great place to see and feel history come to life. Seeing the fix it man rollerskating around was awesome too. I highly recommend seeing this place in person. Bring the whole family. It is truly amazing.
Super cool place packed with lots of old arcade games. The games are super cheap but still really fun. My wife and I had a great time there playing and looking at all the different entertainment from the past. It also seemed like a fun place to bring your kids. Entrance is free, which is another plus.
I consider this an absolutely mandatory stop for most visitors to Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39. It's off the main street but its a great experience. I occasionally have family visit from out of town and I typically plan at least an hour at Musée Mécanique. It's unique blend of SF history and interactive fun is usually a hit, and $10 goes a long, LONG way (unlike most other attractions in the area).
This is the go-to place in Fisherman's Wharf and is really the only reason I go there. You can easily and happily spend $20 on the old arcade games you played as a child; it is a lot of fun showing younger kids the old games. The antique games are quite a bit of fun and the very antique dioramas are well worth a few extra quarters here and there. This is my top recommendation for things to do with kids on SF.
This was a lot of fun to go to!!! There's a lot of Carnival games that were very interesting to go to. It's a place that can be fun for the whole family (8 years+). All the attractions are around $1. Drop by if you're around!