OverviewReviewsWin PrizesDetailsNearby
View Tours

Cable Car Museum

58 Reviews
Liked by 4
based on 3,707 reviews
Recommended sightseeing time: 1 hour
Address: 1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: +1-415-4741887

What travelers say:

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.



Discover new ways to explore the area

View Tours
Some reviews may have been translated by Google Translate
Trip.com(58 reviews)Trip.com
4.4/5Very Good
All (58)
Positive (55)
Photos (25)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 12

Additional Information


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.
Show More

Located Nearby

Nearby AttractionsMore (1577)

Chinese Historical Society of America Museum & Learning Center

4.5/517 Reviews
275m away

Chinese Historical Society of America

4.1/57 Reviews
275m away
Nearby RestaurantsMore (979)

Nob Hill Cafe

4.3/53 Reviews
"Western-style""Afternoon Tea"
190m away

Keiko à Nob Hill

4.6/512 Reviews
289m away
Nearby HotelsMore (872)

Fairmont San Francisco

4.4/535 Reviews
273m away

Stanford Court Hotel San Francisco

4.1/514 Reviews
350m away