San Francisco Cable Car Museum, San Francisco

San Francisco Cable Car Museum, San Francisco - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: +1-4154741887

Ticket Price: 5 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About San Francisco 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. San Francisco Cable Car Museum tourist attraction added in 3 Day San Francisco Trip Itinerary

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San Francisco Cable Car Museum Information

  • Disabled access available from the Washington side of building.

San Francisco Cable Car Museum Ticket Prices

  • Free entry

How To reach San Francisco Cable Car Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus Stop: Clay Street & Mason Street

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  • Fantastic working museum. It's great to see how the cable car lines work and learn about the history. Plus it's free entry. Kids will especially love this place. It's fairly noisy inside with all the equipment that is in use but we'll worth a visit plus the cable car drops you right outside the door.

  • The cable car operation location that doubles as a museum. You can see the 4 runs of cables (Hyde, California, Mason and Powell) and wheels spinning that pull the every cable car roaming the streets of SF. The upper level has a gift shop, old cable cars on display, and a hallway with pictures documenting the history of cable cars in SF, including the earthquake in 1906 that basically marked the beginning of the end for the cable cars... as rebuilding effort shifted focus towards use of electric trolley. You can easily complete this museum in about 30-45min. Not a big museum by any definition, but certainly rich in history. And a great place to bring kids. There is a cable car stop right in front of the museum. So, makes easy for a full experience.

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  • Free admission! The museum is small with good exhibitions, particularly the vintage cable cars. What catches the attention, however, is the huge and boisterous mechanical room that continues to propel the cable cars above ground. I’m really glad that they made this part of the museum experience. The noise can become unbearable after a while so a visit should not last more than an hour. There is a small gift shop for souvenirs. The museum is best reached, of course, by cable car. A ride on the cable car is prohibitively expensive ($7 per ride), with an all-day pass of $21 making the expense somehow worth it, especially for those planning to ride the cable cars a few times and use the city’s public transportation extensively.

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  • Popped in to ask for help with the cable car routes. The museum staff were great and very helpful. The museum was surprisingly interesting and informative. The history of the system and its current use is quite amazing. Nice coffee shop across the road too.

  • I quite liked the visit. (It's free) Interesting to know that that little building is powering all the cables cars! Running them on historical big wheels. Quite impressive. Small gift shop here also. Full disabled access.

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