Cable Car Museum

★★★★☆
  • 1201 Mason St

    San Francisco, CA 94108

    Map & Directions
  • 415-474-1887

About Cable Car Museum

Details
Hours
Daily 10am-6pm

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment
More choices in San Francisco:
Resultset_next

Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre

3301 Lyon St San Francisco, CA

Resultset_next

Fisherman's Wharf

The Embarcadero and Taylor St San Francisco, CA

4.4 10
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Cable Car Museum was?
Write a Review
.

Fun museum about the history of cable cars and SF. You can see their transformation and learn more than you ever expected to.

3
★★★★★

Fun museum about the history of cable cars and SF. You can see their transformation and learn more than you ever expected to.

.

As a native SFer, I always take my visitors to the Museum. It's free, interesting, unique, unknown to many SFers themselves, and an easy walk downhill from there to center of Chinatown. Parking is tough since it's in a residential neighborhood, but if you (a) take the Hyde or Powell Street cable car lines, it takes you right to the front door, or (b) if you park in the inexpensive parking garage beneath the very interesting Portsmouth Square Garage on Kearney at Clay, you can walk uphill 3 blocks to get there and then return to tour Chinatown itself.

5
★★★★★

As a native SFer, I always take my visitors to the Museum. It's free, interesting, unique, unknown to many SFers themselves, and an easy walk downhill from there to center of Chinatown. Parking is tough since it's in a residential neighborhood, but if you (a) take the Hyde or Powell Street cable car lines, it takes you right to the front door, or (b) if you park in the inexpensive parking garage beneath the very interesting Portsmouth Square Garage on Kearney at Clay, you can walk uphill 3 blocks to get there and then return to tour Chinatown itself.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

It doesn't get any better than free, plus, you will witness the complex system of wire, mechanics and pulleys that operate the cable car system. It's unbelievable how much activity takes place to make this historic mode of transportation possible. The location is near other points of interest and the gift shop has great items of memorabilia. This a great point of interest for visitors to the city and residents alike.

2
★★★★☆

It doesn't get any better than free, plus, you will witness the complex system of wire, mechanics and pulleys that operate the cable car system. It's unbelievable how much activity takes place to make this historic mode of transportation possible. The location is near other points of interest and the gift shop has great items of memorabilia. This a great point of interest for visitors to the city and residents alike.

.

The San Francisco Cable Car museum on Mason is a cool place to bring your visiting friends. The price is rightthe museum is actually free and has some cool exhibits. I learned a lot about the history and technology behind the cable system. It is definitely a cool place to check out.

4
★★★★☆

The San Francisco Cable Car museum on Mason is a cool place to bring your visiting friends. The price is rightthe museum is actually free and has some cool exhibits. I learned a lot about the history and technology behind the cable system. It is definitely a cool place to check out.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

San Francisco is ver well known for its Golden gate Bridge and its cable cars. This museum offers a look on how cable cars work. I first thought that the museum might be on the boring and technical side, but I had a great time. You absorb so much san Francisco history. Its really a neat place to visit. And best of all, the admission is free. thats a rare find anywhere.

4
★★★★☆

San Francisco is ver well known for its Golden gate Bridge and its cable cars. This museum offers a look on how cable cars work. I first thought that the museum might be on the boring and technical side, but I had a great time. You absorb so much san Francisco history. Its really a neat place to visit. And best of all, the admission is free. thats a rare find anywhere.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Since San Francisco is known for the cable cars, it might be a good idea to check out the Cable Car Museum. They provide information and historical background on the cable cars and admission is free. So you can check out something unique to the city with historical value at no cost to yourself.

Downside - if you have very active youngsters, it may be a bit challenging in keeping them entertained. Since interaction with displays are limited. Also parking is horrible. Very very horrible. Consider public transportation.

3
★★★☆☆

Since San Francisco is known for the cable cars, it might be a good idea to check out the Cable Car Museum. They provide information and historical background on the cable cars and admission is free. So you can check out something unique to the city with historical value at no cost to yourself.

Downside - if you have very active youngsters, it may be a bit challenging in keeping them entertained. Since interaction with displays are limited. Also parking is horrible. Very very horrible. Consider public transportation.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

This is a good place to take a tourist. It doesnt take a long time, I would say an hour tops, mostly you will finish in about half an hour though. The best part? Well, its FREEE! yes you get in for free. It tells you all about the cable cars of San Francisco, the History the Mechanics. Its really quiete interesting if you get into it. Definitly give it a Visit when you have a buddy come visit you.

4
★★★★☆

This is a good place to take a tourist. It doesnt take a long time, I would say an hour tops, mostly you will finish in about half an hour though. The best part? Well, its FREEE! yes you get in for free. It tells you all about the cable cars of San Francisco, the History the Mechanics. Its really quiete interesting if you get into it. Definitly give it a Visit when you have a buddy come visit you.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

I took relatives from out of town to visit this museum It was great since it was free. And they had such an amazing time. Especially her young sons that wanted to touch and feel everything. They were so fascinated. We all had a great time. Its a great asset to San Francisco. Not at all touristy.

5
★★★★★

I took relatives from out of town to visit this museum It was great since it was free. And they had such an amazing time. Especially her young sons that wanted to touch and feel everything. They were so fascinated. We all had a great time. Its a great asset to San Francisco. Not at all touristy.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

This is one of my favorite places in San Francisco. It's got everything I could ask for: San Francisco history, authentic local color, and big loud machines. Best of all: it's free!

You get to see the actual machines that are moving the cables that run for miles beneath the streets of the city, pulling the cable cars.

Definitely bring your guests from out of town to give them an only-in-San-Francisco experience. To get the whole experience, you should really travel there by cable car. The California Street car is usually tourist- and crowd-free. Leave your car someplace far away, take Muni or Bart to the Embarcadero station, then get on the cable car at the foot of California Street (at California and Market). Get off at Mason St., walk three blocks north, and you're there!

5
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite places in San Francisco. It's got everything I could ask for: San Francisco history, authentic local color, and big loud machines. Best of all: it's free!

You get to see the actual machines that are moving the cables that run for miles beneath the streets of the city, pulling the cable cars.

Definitely bring your guests from out of town to give them an only-in-San-Francisco experience. To get the whole experience, you should really travel there by cable car. The California Street car is usually tourist- and crowd-free. Leave your car someplace far away, take Muni or Bart to the Embarcadero station, then get on the cable car at the foot of California Street (at California and Market). Get off at Mason St., walk three blocks north, and you're there!

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

.

Only place like it anywhere. Jose Godoy, the curator, runs an informative little museum, with many interesting and unique exhibits. Free! Nice gift shop. 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.

4
★★★★☆

Only place like it anywhere. Jose Godoy, the curator, runs an informative little museum, with many interesting and unique exhibits. Free! Nice gift shop. 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.

Was this review helpful to you?
Ratings_icons Ratings_icons

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Cable Car Museum, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review