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San Francisco Cable Car Museum - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1201 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

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About San Francisco Cable Car Museum

The San Francisco Cable Car Museum in the Nob Hill area offers exhibits that trace the history and workings of the iconic San Francisco cable cars. The museum is part of the complex that also houses the cable car power house, which drives the cables, and the car depot.


Attractions Near San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar
Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar0.31km from San Francisco Cable Car Museum

The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar is a restaurant and tiki bar in the Fairmont San Francisco hotel in San Francisco, California. Named after the South Pacific nation of Tonga, this dining and entertainment venue opened in 1945. The Tonga Room replaced the Terrace Plunge, an indoor swimming pool that was installed in the Fairmont in 1929. The pool was transformed into the Tonga Room's lagoon.

Chinatown San Francisco
Chinatown San Francisco0.31km from San Francisco Cable Car Museum

This is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia.

Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral0.33km from San Francisco Cable Car Museum

Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal church in the heart of San Francisco. This is a house of prayer for all as we are a warm, diverse and an inviting congregat.The parish, which was founded in 1849, lost its previous church building in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The cathedral is famed for its mosaics by Jan Henryk De Rosen, a replica of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, two labyrinths, varied stained glass windows, Keith Haring AIDS Chapel altarpiece, and medieval and contemporary furnishings.

Top of the Mark
Top of the Mark0.34km from San Francisco Cable Car Museum

The Top of the Mark is a penthouse level bar located on the nineteenth floor of the Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill at California and Mason Streets in San Francisco, California. Located at the highest point of downtown San Francisco, on fog-free days the Top of the Mark has views of the financial district, Chinatown, North Beach, The San Francisco Bay, and of Grace Cathedral and Huntington Park.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers0.54km from San Francisco Cable Car Museum

City Lights Books is a landmark independent bookstore and publisher that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It was founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin. It offers three floors of new-release hardcovers and paperbacks from all major publishers, as well as a large selection of titles from smaller, independent publishers

Washington Square park
Washington Square park0.69km from San Francisco Cable Car Museum

This is one of the city's first parks established in 1847. It has been featured in many feature films. The park is bordered by sidewalk cafes and restaurants such as Mama's, Park Tavern restaurant and the Liguria Bakery as well as the Sts. Peter and Paul Church.

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