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Musée Mécanique

Musée Mécanique
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Local Culture, History, Engineering
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Price: Free
Bring a pocket full of quarters to enjoy the games inside.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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Musée Mécanique

Old Fashioned Fun and Games

Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
Pier 45
(in Fisherman's Wharf, at the end of Taylor St)
San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415 346-2000


Musée Mécanique will take you back to the days when a penny and a nickel was all it took to play games at the town carnival or beach boardwalk. Laffing Sal, a funhouse character from the early 1900s, waits to greet you by the door of this one-of-a-kind museum, but there are over 300 antique and unique objects to explore once inside. Edward Galland Zelinsky, owner of the museum until passing away in 2004, started collecting coin-operated machines, tiny pianos, and rarities when he was only eleven years old. Today, Musée Mécanique's collection of games is extensive and impressive and all you have to do is bring your spare change to enjoy it.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-7pm, Mon-Fri; 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: Bring a pocket full of quarters to enjoy the games inside.


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 18, 38, 38L
Best Modes of Transportation: Bicycle Bus Walking
Notes: The F-line trolley will bring you right to the museum.
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: If you're staying in another part of the city, you may want to consider public transport. Parking near the Wharf can be expensive; however, there are parking garages in the area, and you may be able to find street parking.

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