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San Francisco Railway Museum, San Francisco

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 70+ 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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  • We hopped on a vintage trolley from Powell Street over to Fisherman's Wharf (one of the orange Milan ones). It was really crowded inside and we were directed to enter through the back doors, which mad...  read more »
  • If you are going by the ferry building this very small museum is interesting. It is free of charge (or donation) and they are right by the muni stop. The staff are very friendly and gave us informatio...  read more »
  • We stopped in after riding the vintage rail cars on the F line. Museum is small, but lots of artifacts, pictures, videos. There are some good souvenirs. You do not need to spend a lot of time here, bu...  read more »
  • 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
  • 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.
  • I highly recommend visiting if you like streetcars or mass transit in general. They have an extensive collection of memorabilia for sale and on display
  • 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.
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