Cable Car Museum
Tourist Attractions in San Francisco
When staying at The Metro Hotel, hop on the trolley at the nearby stop and head to the Cable Car Museum of San Francisco. The city's iconic cable cars have been operating since 1873 and are part of a genuine San Francisco experience.
Andrew Smith tested his idea for the first of San Francisco's cable cars when he saw how much difficulty horses and their carriages were having making it up the city's steep cobblestone streets. His business took off over the next couple of decades with multiple companies laying down tracks throughout the city.
While at the Cable Car Museum, learn about the mechanical systems that carry trollies and their passengers up the steep hills of San Francisco and find antique cable cars from the 1800s including one of the originals.
The museum is open daily excluding holidays and is free to visitors. Find out more at cablecarmuseum.org.
Public Transit Directions (about 35 minutes):
Leave Metro Hotel and turn left on Divisadero Street, .5 blocks ahead catch the MUNI at the intersection of Divisadero and Oak heading north towards the Golden Gate Bridge on the 24 from this stop, depart at Divisadero & California Streets, get on the 1 from this stop heading east on California towards downtown, depart at Clay & Mason St., once back on foot head north on Mason Street, the museum is 1 block ahead on left.
Driving Directions (about 15 minutes):
Depart Metro Hotel and head east on Oak Street, after 1 mile turn left on Franklin Street, go 1.2 miles and turn right onto Washington Street, after .7 miles the museum is on the left on the corner of Washington and Mason, look for area pay parking garages or street parking.