San Francisco Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street
San Francisco, California
The Cable Car Museum is a free museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. It contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system, which can itself be regarded as a working museum.
The museum is part of the complex that also houses the cable car power house, which drives the cables, and the car depot ("barn"). The car depot is not open to the public, but two overlook galleries allow the visitor to view the power house, and to descend below the junction of Washington and Mason streets in order to view the large cavern where the haulage cables are routed via large sheaves out to the street.
The museum main level is wheelchair accessible via a separate entrance.
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