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Cable Car Museum, San Francisco

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4.5/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
A free museum, Cable Car Museum gives visitors a peek inside the history of cable cars. Several cable cars are on display, as well as a few exhibits. Be sure to check out the viewing platforms in the power station. After viewing the power station from above, descend into the cavern at the junction of Washington and Mason streets, where the cables are routed. The power station is the working hub of the cable cars and still maintains the daily runs. Plan to see Cable Car Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Francisco travel itinerary maker.
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  • We went several times over the Museum and on the last day we visited it at last. And it was a good decision. The technique of the cable cars is very impressive and we were thrilled. That it was not a typical Museum and you can visit it quickly because we're not a great museum visitor we like also.
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  • is not a museum but all the machinery that made work the cable because it is very interesting the entered is free inside found the ancestor of the cable car and we see all the system cable to the lines just in front a small café that is worth trying very pitoresque
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  • A free Museum which is also not a Museum, but a workshop in full activity. Very interesting to see and understand how the famous cable cars work. Quickly visited but orogonal and informative.
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  • Lots of fun! Very educational. Interactive displays! Perfect for the kids. You actually get to see what pulls the cable cars and the moving cable right underneath you. The hub for the nation's only moving monument!
  • A really nice Museum and even better by the fact its actually a working cable car station powering the remaining tracks. Its free to go in but recommend giving a donation as its a great little museum and really interesting. Some good history on the cable cars in there. Will pass about an hour max though.
  • Another great free experience in San Francisco! I was not educated about cable cars and their role in San Francisco's history nor the technology to run a cable car. It was exciting to visit and working transportation technology that has been running for so long. Plenty of information signs explaining what you are witnessing. Be aware it is a constant loud noise from the machinery. Visit above and below. The souvenir shop was a pleasure. This shop has nice and original (to me at least) products. Some items you can find on online shops, but it was nice to have variety besides just pins, pens, posters and the same picture frames you find everywhere else. I highly recommend this museum for families. Then walk outside and hop on for a ride! I took a ride to Fisherman's Wharf.
  • Interesante la istoria del muceo
  • I come to San Francisco for work relatively often, and find myself walking between SoMa and the Wharf all the time. Through all my visits, I had not yet checked out the Cable Car Museum, and was happy I finally did. The museum is a very interesting look at the history of San Francisco's unique cable cars, and how the system works. The museum is rather nondescript and you might miss it, but it's right along one of the cable car routes so just keep your eyes peeled. Admission is free: you just walk right in and stroll around at your own pace. There's a decent amount of content to read and take pictures of. Expect to spend about 15-30 minutes here, depending on how interested you are in cable cars. Overall a great free way to kill some time in SF.
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