Cable Car Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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: Family And Kids, Cable Car, Specialty Museum, Souvenir Shop, Social, Arts, Museums

About Cable Car Museum, San Francisco

San Francisco is home to the only remaining manual cable car system in the world. While many tourists ride the cable cars, a visit to the Cable Car Museum is an interesting way to truly understand the history and evolution of this San Francisco icon. The museum is housed in the historic Washington/Mason cable car barn and powerhouse. Here one can see the massive engines and wheels as they operate the cables. The display includes various 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 and memorabilia. 

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Cable Car Museum Information

  • Disabled access available from the Washington side of building.

Cable Car Museum Ticket Prices

  • Free entry

How To reach Cable Car Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus Stop: Clay Street & Mason Street

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Things to Know Before Visiting Cable Car Museum

  • 26.55% of people who visit San Francisco include Cable Car Museum in their plan

  • 34.56% of people start their Cable Car Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

82.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cable Car Museum

People normally club together Alcatraz Island and Coit Tower while planning their visit to Cable Car Museum.

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  • Nice little gem to visit. I mean, it's free and perfect for tourists. After riding on the trolley, come here to learn how it works: through underground cables! It's a good place to look around with bathrooms and a gift shop, they even have electric outlets (which I used to add a charge to my phone). Convenient location, a bit on the small side, but worth checking out, for sure!

  • Such a great place. Gives you an insight in how the cable car works. Great place to bring tourists. Also a great place for exploring your own city in the weekends. It is free but please donate so we can keep this open for the public.

  • Great free museum with some interesting exhibits and a gift shop. Great to see the cables under the street too. Interesting information on the San Francisco Earthquake too. Well worth a quick visit! Lovely quirky cafe over the road too for a coffee or lunch!

  • A must see museum if you love anything historic and full of great engineering. Also it’s free! And you can take a cable car right too it. A good place to get a historic gift that represents San Francisco. They have all sorts of items made from old cable and cable car parts.

  • Definitely worth a visit. Best place to learn and see how cable car works. And the best thing from all is the museum is totally free. Check out their merchandise store too. The location is just a view blocks from Chinatown.

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