At the corner of Mason and Washington this is both the free cable car museum and the working wheelhouse for the Cable Car system and where the cable cars "live" at night.
Really great place to stop and learn about cable car history
Ever wonder what drove the cable cars?
Free admission. Amazing historical look at the much loved cable cars. Some great photo restoration in here too. Definitely worth a visit to appreciate what goes into the uphill battles.
Good but not intresting
Actual working museum, open 7 days / week
Free admission, open 7 days / week, see the machines that pull the cable car cables
Very interesting. For free admission it is a must do if traveling to SF and taking cable cars.
Free! And worth 30 minutes of your time if you're curious about the cable car scene in SF
Historic building and houses the cables that run the whole system today, models of old cars and history. Free.
Lovely little fascinating place and free!
Admission is free, but small donations are appreciated to help keep the premises open and operating.
Built in 1873, this is the oldest continuously operating Cable Car barn in the world. It has been in operation since the days of the Gold Rush.
The cables inside of this building control a network of cables that run throughout the city to which cable cars clam onto in order to be pulled up and down the steep hills of SF.
If you're majoring in electrical or mechanical engineering, then this is a good spot to visit. It's a definite go to spot when you want to enhance your knowledge on how the cable car system functions.
Very interesting if you want to learn a lot about the cable car history in less than an hour!
It's free! Learn about SF's history and see the cables in action.
Free museum! Go downstairs to see the actual gears that power the trolley cars. Then hop on the Hyde line one block north for views of Lombard Street on the way to Fisherman's Wharf. Trolley costs $6
Very interesting from a mechanical and from a historical point of view!
Excellent display of San Francisco's railway heritage which dates back to 1912. It's a must visit if you love trains.
Documents the history of the cable cars and you can see the current system in action.
Well its free! Pretty interesting, but not much there. I loved the info video they played that was made in like 1979
Small museum but get to learn some very interesting facts about the SFO cable car
Worth the stop. Surprised these things are still running.
A must to understand (and actually see) how the cable car works. Really interesting!
This is the cable mechanism which moves the cable cars thru the streets and up & down the hills of San Francisco.
This is the place to be to learn everything about the cable car system. If you have an interest in engineering and its history, you'll love this place!
Free museum. Fascinating to see how the cable cars work, see the motors and cables under the streets, etc. really cool.
Great History. Short sweet and to the point.
free museum that shows how the cable cars work. interesting and historical. made my ride on a cable car much more memorable once i knew what made it go!
Great place to see, and it's free!
jump off at Mason and see the free cable car museum! Leave about an hour to enjoy.
It's US National Heritage. Cannot be sold or privatized by he government, that's why it's free. (And the reason why an employee may feel up to explaining you the workings of the system ;-D)
Museum closes at 5pm (at least in March). If you are lucky, you may get invited into the barn by an employee, who shows and explains you how the cable, wheels and system works.
Great place to go if you have given up on life
5 people injured and taken to the hospital today because of the cable car and now I've wasted my time and money... Not happy with first cable car experience.
Pos broke down... 30 mins so far
$10 minimum to use credit card at gift shop. Lame for a tourist spot.
The trolly cars work by grabbing on to a big set of cables that run under the city. you can see the giant wheel that winds the cable here, super cool.
Excellent museum, you got to see the first cable car back in 1873, many historical pictures and as well the engines and winding wheels who pulls the cables. Amazing and all this for free !
Free! Plus a bathroom, so a good tourist stop all around.
I really love this place, the CORE of the Cable Car since... almost always.
Free. Nice photos and info about the quake and fire. Loud.
It's free and only takes a few minutes to see this amazing museum.
San Francisco cable cars are the only moving National Historic Landmark.
It's free (I guess the only thing in SF that is for free)
i love cable car parking, it means i'm about to see my lova!