Cable Car Museum

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  • Address: 1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, 94108, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4154741887
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cable Car, Specialty Museums, Souvenir Shop, Social, Arts, Museums
Tickets From $251.97

Cable car museum San Francisco located in Nob Hill, corner of Mason and Washington Street. San Francisco is home to the only cable car system in the world. While many tourists ride the cable cars, a visit to the San Francisco Cable Car Museum is an interesting way to truly understand the history and evolution of this city icon. Here one can see the massive engines and wheels as they operate the cables. Cable Car Museum explore mechanical devices, detailed models and several photographs. The highlights are the three antique cable cars from the 1800s. One can also visit the gift shop for some souvenirs, memorabilia,  books, clothing and cable car bells.. 

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Cable Car Museum Travel Tips

  • Disabled access available from the Washington side of building.

Entrance Ticket Details For Cable Car Museum

  • Cable car museum san francisco price: Free

Cable Car Museum Hours

  • Everyday: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Close on Easter, Thanksgiving day, Christmas day and New year 

How to Reach Cable Car Museum

  • Bus Stop: Clay Street & Mason Street

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  • Cable Car Museum Address: 1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, 94108, United States
  • Cable Car Museum Contact Number: +1-4154741887
  • Cable Car Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Cable Car Museum Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit Cable Car Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cable Car Museum: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 30.47% of people who visit San Francisco include Cable Car Museum in their plan

  • 36.67% of people start their Cable Car Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Cable Car Museum

Monday, Friday and Sunday

88.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cable Car Museum

People normally club together Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street while planning their visit to Cable Car Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Cable Car Museum Reviews & Ratings

  • A working museum! An antithesis!! Everything in the museum is actually in continuous daily working order in service of daily commuters and thrilled tourists!! So you can see the mechanics of the cable car system and then go and ride some cable cars ! If you’re going to take more than one a one day passport is useful !!

  • Very interesting! See the motors that pull the cable cars. Many diagrams describe how the system works. See models and full size cars. See the machine shop where repairs are made. Great way to spend an hour, then catch a cable car to the wharf or back to Market St.

  • The cable cars stop outside and it only takes 30-40 minutes to look around. The main feature is the spinning wheels continually pulling the cables around the city. There is a very clear explanation of how the cars are controlled- I really appreciated the work the guys running the cars do after the visit. Also an interesting information section about the earthquake and fight to stop the cars being abandoned. There is a nice gift shop. The visit made me appreciate what an impressive system the cars are.

  • Nice place especially for those who like machines. Gift shops had good quality of souvenirs. Can spend and hour to tour around and might as well try to get a ride.

  • The cable cars get the attention, but it is really neat to get a up close look at how they work. I enjoy learning about the history more than most, especially kids, but it is free to check out and you should! They also have good values in the gift shop!

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  • cable car working principe

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    • The Cable Car Museum in San Francisco is regarded as a working museum. It has many historical and explanatory exhibits on the cable car system of the city. 

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