The City's Cables
1201 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 415 474 1887
Cable cars have been running up and down the streets of San Francisco since 1873, and are a beloved part of the urban landscape. What better place to learn about this historic public transportation system than the Cable Car Museum? The building showcases a variety of cable car mechanical parts, photographs, and (of course) cable cars themselves. In addition to being a great resource for information about the famous cars, the museum has a great exhibit about how the cable system works. From the museum deck, visitors can see the large engines and wheels that power the cars up and down the city's steep hills, while downstairs offers views of the cables and sheaves coming into the building from underneath the streets. This museum is a definite must-see for engineering buffs.
Nearest Train or Bus:
MUNI BUS: 27; Hyde Street Cable Car
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Walking
Notes: Take the Hyde Street Cable Car. It's the easiest and most enjoyable mode of travel.
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Parking can be difficult in this area, but there are some pay lots as well as city street parking nearby.
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