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Cable Car Museum

  • 1201 Mason St. Map It
  • Nob Hill

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

One of the city's best free offerings, this museum is an absolute must for kids. You can even ride a cable car here—all three lines stop between Russian Hill and Nob Hill. The facility, which is inside the city's last cable-car barn, takes the top off the system to let you see how it all works. Eternally humming and squealing, the massive powerhouse cable wheels steal the show. You can also climb aboard a vintage car and take the grip, let the kids ring a cable-car bell (briefly), and check out vintage gear dating from 1873.

Sight Information


1201 Mason St., at Washington St., San Francisco, California, 94108, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/06/2016


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