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Shore Excursion: Half-Day San Francisco Grand City Tour
"Discover the breathtaking metropolis of San Francisco with style and comfort aboard the newest luxury coaches. Within the quaint city boundaries San Francisco boasts as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Both trendy and historic within the 7 by 7 square miles be prepared to experience the City’s colorful mosaic of picturesque neighborhoods where you can be immersed with the beauty of those legendary postcard images recognizable throughout the world.Continuing on hold on tight as you journey up of the most famous hills that San Francisco rests atop which offer stunning city views. You are invited to allow our knowledgeable tour guides to escort you through a tale of charm and attractions with the history of San F Union Square Cliff House/Ocean Beach
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Walking Tour of Nob Hill
"Of all the many hills San Francisco is famous for few contain the special history and strange regard of the local population as the hill - Nob Hill at the top of downtown. Once home to governors lumber barons railroad tycoons and wealthy land speculators the hill at the top of California street played an integral part in the special history of what makes San Francisco special weird and unique.   Your walking history tour of this once uber-affluent neighborhood begins at front of the Fairmont Hotel with your choice of a morning or early afternoon departure. After meeting your guide and the rest of your small group
From $30.00
Teas Temples and Beatniks Tour Including Chinese Tea and Dessert Tastings
"San Francisco is famous for its colorful neighborhoods and interesting residents and here’s your chance to experience first-hand two of its best neighborhoods. Immerse yourself in the cultural and aesthetic contrasts between one of the largest and oldest Chinese communities outside of Asia and the European charm of the Beatniks birthplace North Beach.On this San Francisco tour we’ll explore both Chinatown and North Beach where the exotic East borders the birthplace of the Beat Generation culture. Spend a few hours with your local guide discovering places you never knew existed whether down unassuming alleys or in plain sight!Starting at the beautiful Chinatown Gate your local guide will lead you through the bustling streets of this vibrant area. Learn about the history of this Chinese community during San Francisco's gold rush
From $66.00

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Where History Lives!

The inventor of the cable car, Andrew Hallidie came to the US in 1852 from England. He worked as a blacksmith and surveyor in the gold fields of California. At the age of 19, he designed and built...
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Nov 27, 2016

The Cable Car Museum - Historic Photos.

The thing I personally liked most about the Cable Car Museum was the old black and white photos of San Francisco which adorned its walls. These showed early cable cars and the devastation caused by...
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Feb 20, 2016

The Cable Car Museum.

One of the must do things to do in San Francisco is to ride in its wonderful old cable cars. We rode on all three of the existing lines and we also paid a visit to the cable car museum. This museum is...
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Feb 20, 2016

Cable Car Museum

Fascinating, free Museum located in the historic Washington/Mason cable car barn and powerhouse, the museum deck overlooks the huge engines and winding wheels that pull the cables. Downstairs is a...
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Apr 22, 2015

Cable Car Museum

My unnatural curiousity nagged at me. How could a cable run all that way around beneath the city streets and pull those antiquated machines up and down hills?Well, I went to the Cable Car Museum to...
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Aug 24, 2011

San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Not just a museum, this is a real working facility which still controls the movement of the famous cable cars. See for yourself the elaborate workings of this National Historic Monument--the only one...
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Jan 02, 2007

Cable Car Museum

If you are into cable cars (or even if you're not) then you must visit the FREE Cable Car Museum at the NW corner of Mason and Washington. Aside from the antique cable cars, mechanical devices, and...
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Jul 20, 2005

Cable Car Museum

The Cable Car Museum is located where the machinery that moves the cables that move the cars is located. It even has the smell of an oily machine room. You can see the maintenance people working...
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May 18, 2005

Cable Car Museum

Next to the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars are one of the things San Fran is known best for.The Cable Car museum has old cable cars and their mechanics on display. Learn about the inventors,...
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Mar 09, 2005

Cable Car Museum

The museum is a great place to learn everything about how the cable cars around San Fran run. It is all controlled from this location which is really cool and to actually be in the museum and hear the...
Nov 03, 2004

cable car museum

i wanted to see this because i am a tramdriver and wanted to see how it works because the cable is undergrounds.the entrance is free but you can give an donation if you can also buy all kind...
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Aug 03, 2004

Cable Car Museum

This was our first stop in SF - and it's free! More than a museum - this is a working powerhouse. The cables are actually turning inside the building, and you can watch workers at their jobs below....
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Aug 02, 2004
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Things to Do Near Cable Car Museum

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Nob Hill

Just in front of Grace Cathedral in Nob Hill stands Huntington Park. This was once the site of the mansion of Collis P. Huntington, who helped build the Central Pacific Railroad. The mansion was...
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Grace Cathedral

Along the main walls are beautiful murals by Polish-born John De Rosen (1949-50) and Bolivian-born Antonio Sotomayor (1982-83). De Rosen’s unfinished series features world church and Anglo-Episcopal...
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I've been to many cultural areas, but I would have to say this is a first for me to see. You go to some towns and they might have a historical building or two, but I was amazed how many beautiful...
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North Beach

Beach Blanket Babylon Musical Revue Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon was recommended to us by two friends independently. one currently living in San Francisco and the other had just returned from...
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Beach Blanket Babylon

While staying in San Franscico they were advertising and I watched a mini documentary of Beach Blanket Babylon. I was amused at the costumes and the huge hats or wigs the actors have to wear and then...
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Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

In stark contrast to the traditional, old-world style of the nearby Grace Cathedral, the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption is built in an ultra-modern style. The design, by Pietro Belluschi and...
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Getting to Cable Car Museum


1201 Mason Street, San Francisco


  • Sunday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 18:00