San Francisco Cable Car San Francisco
Where are we going today?
Ride the San Francisco Cable Car System from the turntable over Nob Hill down to either Bay Street or the aquatic park at Fisherman's Wharf.
The Powell Mason and Powell Hyde lines end up in different areas of Fisherman's Wharf, and it's certainly worth acquainting yourselves with the color coded signs and other such clues which will help you navigate the system.
The California Street line is much simpler and everything on this route runs the same way so the signs are on the cars themselves.
It's worth noting for older kids that you are allowed to ride the exterior of the car holding onto the traditional poles provided for this purpose, this is welcome but people riding this way must pay attention to the gripman as he will forewarn you of anything hazardous to your position.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 4 years.
When can we go?
Cable cars run seven days a week with special schedules on weekends. Timetabled.
What people are saying?
by Robert Sahaghian
by Taryn Graham
This neighborhood gem is steeped with history: of the cable cars, and of how San Francisco grew around them. Its collection of old cable cars and displays on the challenges cable cars have experienced during their run in SF are interesting, but it is also a working museum: watching the cables run (as well as, occasionally, folks working on said cables) is my favorite part.
by olivier brand
Great place to bring kids to. Loved the downstairs where you can see all the underground cables as well as all the cable lines. We were able to see a cable being repaired. Impressive!
by Sunmi Shin
Really interesting and neat little museum with impressive artifacts and informative commentaries about the history of San Francisco's infamous cable cars. Really glad I stopped by here during my walk!
by Alexander Hauf
Not only interesting for people who like technical and mechanical things but also for everyone who took a ride with the cable car. It is explained very clear and easy.