Cable Car Museum

Official Homepage: www.cablecarmuseum.org

Fee: Always free

Sun. 10 AM–6 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 10 AM–6 PM
Thu. 10 AM–6 PM
Fri. 10 AM–6 PM
Sat. 10 AM–6 PM
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1201 Mason St
San Francisco, San Francisco 94108
(415) 474-1887

Check the Cable Car Museum website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.

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The museum is part of the same complex that contains the cable cars' power house.
The Cable Car Museum (website) is a Museum (Historical) in San Francisco.
Official description from Cable Car Museum:

The Cable Car Museum was established in 1974. It is operated by the Friends of the Cable Car Museum as a nonprofit educational facility.

Located in the historic Washington/Mason cable car barn and powerhouse, the museum deck overlooks the huge engines and winding wheels that pull the cables. Downstairs is a viewing area of the large sheaves and cable line entering the building through the channel under the street.

On display are various mechanical devices such as grips, track, cable, brake mechanisms, tools, detailed models, and a large collection of historic photographs.

The museum houses three antique cable cars from the 1870s. The Sutter Street Railway No. 46 grip car & No. 54 trailer and the only surviving car from the first cable car company, the Clay Street Hill Railroad No. 8 grip car.

Wikipedia excerpt:
The Cable Car Museum is a free museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Located at 1201 Mason Street, It contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system, which can itself be regarded as a working museum. The museum contains several examples of old cable cars, together with smaller exhibits and a shop. The cable cars displayed include:

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the Cable Car Museum homepage or our exhibitions list for S.F.-wide exhibits.

Official Cable Car Museum Links
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