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Cable Car Museum, San Francisco

Cable Car Museum - San Francisco, California
Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108Map
+1 415 474 1887
Neighborhood: Nob Hill

If you want to know how a cable car works, Cable Car Museum is the place to learn. The world's first cable car rests here and with it a concise explanation of how those little cable cars go halfway to the stars. In an underground viewing area, you can look at the system's enormous cable wheels, which pull 11 miles (18 kilometers) of cable at 9.5 miles (15 kilometers) per hour. The cable cars move by clamping onto it. Closely examine the steel cables, gears, and pulleys that bring this city's most famous transportation to life. Don't miss the gift shop, where you can purchase your very own length of used cable!

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Cable Car Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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