The Cable Car Museum in San Francisco is a must see for everyone who is planning to visit this area. Admission is free, and the museum is open on a daily basis. Many tourists are surprised to discover that the museum is also an active cable car hub. The Cable Car Museum has many exhibits, some which explain how a cable car works, and some that go into the historical and technological aspects of San Francisco’s cable car system. You can also examine the world’s first cable car from 1873, as well as many historical photographs of cable cars and other subjects that are related to cable cars.
The only cable cars that are left in the world are here at the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco. As a working hub, the museum is also the power house for the cable cars you see running in San Francisco today, just as they have for the last 130 years. You can take a tour of the Powerhouse to see for yourself how everything works together. The cable cars themselves are National Historical Landmarks, and no trip to San Francisco would be complete without riding at least one.
Address: 1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
Phone: (415) 474-1887
Open hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Architect: Andrew Smith Hallidie