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San Francisco Railway Museum, San Francisco

(3.5/5 based on 80+ 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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  • Location is on the South side of the Embarcadero. Classic was in operation from the late 19th century, colorful trams, Museum and exhibits include old photos, enjoy.
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  • San Francisco Railway Museum is located across the street from the Ferry Building ferry terminal. A small museum, but it presents interesting exhibits. Here we learned the history of public transport in the city. There is a very nice gift shop. Entrance is free of charge. The Museum will be interesting for both adults and children.
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  • I popped in after jumping off the F line. First of all it is free which was a bonus although a donation is recommended. Although small there is a lot of information and I found it very interesting. Th...  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.