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Cable Car Museum

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1201 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108


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Phone
415-474-1887
Hours
10 am - 6 pm (Apr 1 – Sept 30)
10 am - 5 pm (Oct 1 – Mar 31)

Closed: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Tickets
Free
Membership
N/A
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DESCRIPTION FOR Cable Car Museum

If you have an hour before dinner with the family near the Embarcadero, or you want to work in a science and engineering field trip for an hour after wandering through Chinatown or Fisherman's Wharf, go to the Cable Car Museum. If you're a San Francisco resident, you might have taken any number of Muni rides without really understanding the history of how cable cars and mass transit came to be, or the effect of the 1906 earthquake. 
 
Though it may not have the attractive sea power of the Aquarium of the Bay or the hands-on fascination of the nearby Pier 1 Exploratorium, you can't beat the price of the Cable Car Museum or its bathrooms: free. (Also, if you need...

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TIPS FOR VISITING Cable Car Museum

1. Closing days: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year.

2. Wheelchair Access: On Washington Street exit, look for the ramp and elevator entrance.

3. Location: 1201 Mason Street, across from the Ferry Building.

4. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (October – March), 10 am – 6 pm (April – October).

5. Free of Charge: No admission fee, but donations and purchases at the store are encouraged.

6. Transport: A 20-minute steep walk from Fisherman's Wharf, or take a cable car line to the front door (Powell-Hyde, Powell-Mason). To work in a 3-block walk, take the California line, stop at the Fairmont Hotel, and head north. Don't drive here, because parking is very hard to find.

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