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San Francisco Railway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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If you’re a fan of trains, subway cars, streetcars or cable cars, this place is for you. This... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
Kamloops, Canada
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Nice Museum and save on parking

This is a very nice museum and has a great selection of gifts relating to the historic trolley cars... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
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The San Francisco Railway museum is the place to learn about the antique streetcars and national landmark cable cars that regularly run along the city's main arteries, and how rail transportation shaped development of the city. The museum is located...more
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77 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105-1237
+1 415-974-1948
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum tell the story of San Francisco's street car history using photo's, videos, artifacts and in particular the friendly volunteers running the museum all complimenting the amazing restoration of streetcars on the F and E lines. Well worth a visit and it's free!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Henry_atHullFC
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

If you’re a fan of trains, subway cars, streetcars or cable cars, this place is for you. This little shop is full of interesting tidbits of information, as well as unique gifts and souvenirs. We popped in just to buy our 3 day travel pass,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lennandlorrainek
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a very nice museum and has a great selection of gifts relating to the historic trolley cars that travel up and down the Embarcadero. If you are going to Pier 39 and the Fisherman's wharf area park in the Embarcadero Center garage and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Definitely stop here if you're in the area or visiting the Ferry Building. It's small and quaint, but worth a stop if you're there already. I would not make this a destination trip, but we were glad we stopped in when getting off the street...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CraigSabine
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This is a really small museum, literally 1 room including the gift shop. However it is free and run entirely by enthusiasts of the famous SF street cars so worth supporting. It explains the difference between the different street cars/cable cars etc.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nicola D
Reviewed June 19, 2018

One of my husbands bucketlist items on our trip. We were lucky to board at the Powell and Hyde Turnaround and got to sit inside. We road to the end of that line which was great. Amazing how it all works and the car operator...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank alwaysplnty
Reviewed June 10, 2018

You can spend less than an hour here and see everything unless you're really interested in SF street cars. Some interesting facts and very knowledgeable staff on hand.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dedgehog
Reviewed March 31, 2018

This was my second trip to the San Francisco Railway Museum, however a trip on the F-Line Streetcar line prompted me to stop in again. I rode up Market St, from Union Square, and got off at the turn, just before the Ferry Plaza building...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

I was riding the historic street cars and saw the signs for this place and spotted it on one trip so I decided to go in. It's pictures, a few artifacts and a gift shop. Not much to see The Cable Car Museum was much,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MichiganDad2
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

A lot smaller than I expected. I love trains and trams and wasn’t that impressed. The two men were very knowledgeable. Also have the map showing where each tram was at all times was good. Not a lot else to see

Date of experience: October 2017
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