Cable Car Museum
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- 98%History Buffs
- 68%Budget Travelers
- 64%Family Travelers
- 60%Local Culture
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (18)
- Cable Car MuseumMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Nov 24, 2013
Be an urban explorer and hike up through Chinatown up Nob Hill to this FREE museum. I think seeing the inner workings of the cable car system is fascinating, but others may not be as enamored. I was thrilled to find an authentic old street sign from MY street in the gift shop, and yes I shelled out the bucks to get it. Treat yourself with a stop at one of the big hotels or small cafes a couple blocks up.
- Cable Car MuseumCommunity ManagerMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Aug 09, 2013
You can't expect much from a free museum, but the Cable Car Museum breaks any such expectations. Still functioning as the central cable center for the city's most beloved transportation system, it also provides a lesson on the history of how it all came about. This museum is definitely worth a hike up the hill.
- Cable Car MuseumMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Jul 05, 2012
A free and educational museum. It's small and close enough to other tourist stops so I highly recommend folks to stop by. I learned a lot about SF's history through this museum!
- Cable Car MuseumMember ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Aug 31, 2013
One of my favorite San Francisco museums. Quirky, fun, but moving social history of the cable car. You learn a lot about the city's history into the bargain.
- Cable Car MuseumMember ofHistory BuffsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Mar 21, 2013
The smell of machine oil and the sound of massive generators pulling cable at 9.5 miles per house fill this small museum. It is a simple museum that chronicles the history of cable cars in San Francisco very well, and demonstrates the archaic mechanics behind these SF icons.
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