I didn't realize that the cable car museum was also the place that housed the cables that ran the cable cars around the city. Very interesting to see and read about the history. Worth checking out plus it's free!
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A real must for anyone visiting San Francisco and riding the famous cable cars. The museum is sited in the actual building where the cables are driven under the streets. Answered many of my questions about the engineering and logistics of such a complex system...More
Enjoyed learning all about the history of the cable cars in San Francisco . Free entry but does not open until 10.am ...so no rush . Spent and interesting hour examining the exhibits. love history and this was a very good insight into an iconic...More
cable car is so unique and this is the place to learn everything about it. mt teen girl spent quite bit time to read all display. it was fun!
My husband and I purchased round trip cable car tickets. As a tourist, I loved the cable cars. It was interesting to watch the 2 on board operators manage the car while it's moving. It was especially interesting watching them turn the car around at...More
IT a free place and not special needs equiped! BUT you can move quixckly or slowly and see all you want to see..go down stairs and see the wheels really working, very nice and worth a short visit!
The museum has carriages from by gone years but also you can see the winders which provide the motive power to kove the trams up and down the steep hills.
The Cable Car Museum tells the history of the cable car in San Francisco, but more importantly, it's the operational hub of the system. Here you can see the cables in action and really get an appreciation for how the system works. It's free and...More
This free museum traces the history and development of the Cable Car while providing an up close and personal look at the working of the mighty, antique machines that power the entire system. Open daily from 10am-6pm from April-Sept. and 10am-5pm Oct.-Mar. The location at...More