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San Francisco Railway Museum, San Francisco
(3.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
The San Francisco Railway Museum packs a great experience into a compact space, just across from the famous Ferry Building. The museum is designed to complement the historic rail vehicles of the F-line and cable car lines by serving as an information and interpretation center for them.
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  • Certainly should be included as part of a tour, but considering a visit by the way. The museum exposes station force that caters the trams, a small infographic and a shop. The visit does not last more than 30 minutes even for lovers of the irons. Amusing.
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  • What a special treat! It is so nice to see something besides tourist schlock around the Ferry Building and the Embarcadero. The past rolls out to greet you and holds you in its tyhrall. The you can st...  more »
  • Being a native born San Franciscan, I was curious to visit when I learned about the museum. On a recent visit to the city, we found the small museum a short walk from the Ferry Building. There was no ...  more »
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  • If you are waiting between lines it may be worth it for you to pop in. Don't go out of your way. Museum is very small and in the back of the store after you walk through all the gifts.
  • Nice little shop with a lot of info on SF street cars.
  • Very nice place. Small, but informative, and the man who runs the place is very nice and helpful!
  • A good place to know information on establishment of muni etc. Good stuff inside must for children to visit for general knowledge purpose and nice goodies inside for price
  • This is a must-see place for any rail fan or street car fan. It's a small half museum/half store with plenty of unique things that you can't buy anywhere else. I'm a sucker for the limited odds and ends they sell here and I have a growing collection of things like cable car track pieces and genuine Muni rollsigns that have retired from service. And don't forget to pick up a calendar. My photos have been featured in it for several years.