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Cable Car Museum

Category: Monuments + Museums

1201 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94133

Nob Hill, San Francisco
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Cable Car Museum - Reviews from across the web

In search of... Hitchcock in San Francisco - expert review
Two of the master's famous dramas unfold on this city's streets. Ian McCurrach reveals the main...

Real San Francisco! - user review
Only place like it anywhere. Jose Godoy, the curator, runs an informative little museum, with many interesting and unique exhibits. Free! ...

Cable Car Museum | Museum/Attraction Review | San Francisco | Frommers.com - expert review
If youve ever wondered how cable cars work, this nifty museum explains (and demonstrates) it all. Yes, this is a museum, but the Cable Car Museum is no stuffed shirt. Its the living powerhouse, repair shop, and storage place of...

Nice small museum - user review
This small museum is good for a short visit. The museum has an old cable car on display as well as displays explaining how the cable-cars work and the history behind the system. One of...

Cable Car Museum - expert review
San Francisco once had more than a dozen cable-car barns and powerhouses. The only survivor, this 1907 redbrick structure, is an engaging stopover between Russian Hill and Nob Hill and an absolute must for kids. Photographs, old cable cars (including one to sit in), signposts, ticketing machines, an...

Cable Car Museum - expert review
If you've ever wondered how cable cars work, this nifty museum explains (and demonstrates) it all. Yes, this is a museum, but the Cable Car Museum is no stuffed shirt. It's the living powerhouse, repair shop, and storage place of the cable car system and is in full operation. Built for the Ferries a...

Must see! This is facinating! - user review
If you have any interest in the history of cable cars or their mechanics, you shouldnt miss this museum. Its totally free and easy to visit (right on the Cable Car line!...

Worth a Short Visit - user review
Take either of the cable cars from the Wharf area (Powell-Mason or Powell-Hyde) to the Cable Car Museum for a short visit (15 minutes, but worth it) and then walk a couple of blocks t...

Cable Cars (museum & ride) - user review
If you have young children, especially boys (who seem to be fascinated by any type of machinery), this museum is an exciting way to spend a morning. The museum has many different models of cars on display, and also features the very first cable car from the 1870s. Older kids can find out how the cab...

Fun Place to Learn About the Cable Cars - user review
After lunch we walked to the free cable car museum. I loved this museum. Even though the CA cable car line was not working while we were here, it was fun to watch the other continuous...

Too Many Errors - user review
For a Museum the displays are full of factual error; for example look at the cable car route map, plus the bookstore is incomplete! Muni winding machinery a plus, p...

Learn about cable cars... - user review
2 simple reasons why you must visit this place - its the only museum of its kind in the world, plus its free. Great place to learn about the history of the cable cars, and to se...

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