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San Francisco Cable Car Museum San Francisco

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San Francisco Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason St
San Francisco
CA
94108
Tel: 415 474 1887

Where are we going today?

The San Francisco Cable Car Museum overlooks the mechanisms working the cable cars so from the start kids are presented with huge and exciting devices.

The key features are the three cable cars from the 1870s, one of which is the only surviving example from the world's first cable car company.

They also have much memorabilia in terms of literature, clothing and mechanical items like vintage cable car bells.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFREE!
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

10am to 6pm April 1 through September 30; 10am to 5pm October 1 through March 31; Open every day exc

Need a little extra help?

Ramp and elevator for disabled visitors are located on the Washington Street side of building. Please contact museum staff for additional assistance..

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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