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Cable Car Museum

58 Reviews
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Ranked No. 8 in San Francisco Must-Visit Museums
Recommended sightseeing time: 1 hour
Address: 1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: +1-415-4741887

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This is a little known gem in San Francisco. The museum not only tells the history behind these famous cable cars but also provides an opportunity to actually see the cable car work. It is really an amazing engineering. Entrance is free and worth a visit, you can take the cable car! It is a museum for all ages.



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A trek to San Francisco would not be the same without a ride on the historic cable autos, so why not add a visit to The Cable Car Museum, as well, to figure out how trolley autos function and what it took to remake the framework for the present riders. At the historical center, you will read stories about organizations who constructed the first cable autos and find out about the yearly chime ringing challenges. Inside the historical center you will discover definite models, intriguing old photos and showcases of mechanical parts that influence cable autos to run. Built up in 1974, the Cable Car Museum is situated in the core of San Francisco in the Washington/Mason cable auto barn at 1201 Mason Street.
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