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All reviews inner workings power house cars running learn how gift shop free admission worth a stop on display lots of history great history interesting place nob hill fisherman's wharf machinery wheel powerhouse earthquake
Free to visit and very interesting,,particularly if you are curious about how things work! it guess it we spent about 40 minutes in here and found out a great deal. Some good pictures and stories about he 1905 earthquake.
I had never thought about how cable cars worked, the reason they existed or how they fit into the history of transportation, but found all the information really interesting. The best part is that it is a working facility and the cables for all the...More
We were really surprised to find that it was free to enter. Very informative, lots of photos and pictures of the 1906 earthquake devastation. Most amazing was to see the cables running which are still used to drive the cars. It was a real eye-opener...More
This is the actual "wheelhouse" powering the tram cable system. If you are interested in how things work, it's a must see. You get a good look at the full workings of the engines that drive the system as well as a good view of...More
Free museum that houses the cable car power and wheel house. Displays cover the history and workings of the cable cars and how they went into decline after the earthquake and fire of 1906. Well worth 15 or 20 minutes.
This is one of the more fascinating places to visit in SF. Seeing the cable system in working action as well as so much history and information on the cable cars is a valuable use of one’s time. It’s in an interesting part of The...More
One of the points in SF you need to know. There is a good explanation of how the cable car system works and the museum is part of it, ie you see the thing working in real time. In addition, the entrance is free. For...More
This is a small free museum but shows clearly how the cable cars work and you can see the actual cables coming into the power house for all the cable cars in the city. After your visit get a coffee from Coffee Movement just down...More
Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that
followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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One of the best bargains in SF at no cost ( donations optional). Depending upon the time of day the activity will vary so your time on site is your call. The museum itself is probably a 30 min or so visit. The cable machine... More
One of the best bargains in SF at no cost ( donations optional). Depending upon the time of day the activity will vary so your time on site is your call. The museum itself is probably a 30 min or so visit. The cable machine room (down stairs below street level) is worth the time and can be boring or interesting depending on your interest level. Walk around the back and see the working cable cars - they probably won't let you inside but you can get a good look through the open doors. Also a pretty good shop located inside with reasonable prices.