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Cable Car Museum

Cable Car Museum Tours and Activities

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Amongst its famous hills and winding streets, the cable cars of San Francisco have become perhaps the most iconic part of the famous city. Though they have a historic feel, the cable cars remain both a draw for visitors and a part of the city’s public transportation today.

The subtle sound of the cables running underneath the tracks is only the first clue as to how this classic transportation system works. The city’s Cable Car Museum goes into greater depth about functionality and history of the cars. You can learn about how and when they were first developed, as well as see three original cars from the 1870s. All of the system’s mechanical parts are on display, from the brake to the grips, as well as a large collection of historic photographs that take you back in time. There’s also the chance to go underground and view a subterranean cable in operation.

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Daily from 10 am - 6 pm (5 pm Nov-Mar)
1201 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, 94108
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Private 2 or 3-Hour San Francisco City Tuk Tuk Tour w/ Your Own Guide
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Private 2 or 3-Hour San Francisco City Tuk Tuk Tour w/ Your Own Guide

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See the best of San Francisco on this private tuk-tuk tour with up to six of your guests, and a guide to lead the way. After convenient hotel pickup, you join your guide to hear stories about San Francisco as you're whisked across town. Highlights include cruising through Chinatown and North Beach, admiring the Golden Gate Bridge and the city skyline, and stopping for photo ops to remember your adventure. Note: The price for this tour is per vehicle/group, not per person. Each tuk tuk can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Adventure

San Francisco Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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So many adventures to have in San Francisco with so few funds. If the pocketbook is feeling a touch light then consider these invigorating smartphone-guided scavenger hunts. The three-hour events force adventurers to solve clues and navigate the city streets; plus all the SF scenery you can absorb during the journey. Pricing is per individual but teams must book together to be in same adventure.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Gold Rush to Golden Gate: Self-Guided Tour of San Francisco

Gold Rush to Golden Gate: Self-Guided Tour of San Francisco

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Professional tour guide and city Insider, Brad Prickett, hosts you on a tour of San Francisco. GPS-activated audio plays automatically on your phone as you learn the colorful history and see the top attractions along San Francisco’s waterfront and across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Drive the tour at your own pace, using your phone as your guide. Learn the history, hear the stories of San Francisco’s founders, scoundrels and visionaries as you visit.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.99
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Wharf and San Francisco Waterfront Quick and Fun Segway Tour - 1.5 Hours

Wharf and San Francisco Waterfront Quick and Fun Segway Tour - 1.5 Hours

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Explore San Francisco by mini-Segway on a 1.5-hour tour that takes in the picturesque waterfront. Your informative guide shows you highlights including Fisherman’s Wharf, Hyde Street Pier, Ghirardelli Square, and North Beach, and travels a route with superb views of Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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3-Hour Private Group San Francisco Open Top Jeep Tour

3-Hour Private Group San Francisco Open Top Jeep Tour

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San Francisco has many places worth exploring, but it’s a huge city that’s spread out so it’s hard to see everything you want to if you don’t know the best ways around. This San Francisco Private Open-top Jeep Tour lets you go to SF districts and attractions quickly to see more in a short period of time. See the Marina, Haight-Ashbury, the Castro, Japantown, Chinatown, North Beach, the Mission District, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Walking Tour of Nob Hill - Cable Cars, Luxury Hotels, French-Gothic Cathedral

Walking Tour of Nob Hill - Cable Cars, Luxury Hotels, French-Gothic Cathedral

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When Robert Louis Stevenson visited San Francisco in 1879, he declared, "Nob Hill, the Hill of Palaces, must certainly be counted the best part of San Francisco. It is here that millionaires gathered together, vying with each other in display". My Nob Hill tour is a 2-hour walking photo-shoot tour that starts with a Cable Car ride and a visit to a French Gothic Cathedral and ends at the Top of the Mark on the 19th floor of the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel for photographs and beverages at sunset. The eclectic history of Nob Hill includes: * The Gold Rush (not the San Francisco 49r cheerleaders) * The Silver Bonanza (not including Ben Cartwright, Ben, Hoss or Little Joe) * The Transcontinental Railroad * The 1906 Earthquake and Fire, and * A spectacular French-Gothic design Episcopal Cathedral that took nearly 40 years to build. The opportunities for photography are endless on Nob Hill!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.00
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Private City Kickstart Tour: San Francisco

Private City Kickstart Tour: San Francisco

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Receive a warm welcome to San Francisco on a private tour that will kick off your time in the city in the best way possible! In only 90 minutes, a local guide will get you acquainted with San Francisco to help you enjoy the rest of your stay to the fullest. Discover where to find Washington Square and North Beach, and how to explore them away from the crowds. And what about that unique family-owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? We got you covered; the local guides are experts in the subject! Forget about touristy traps; on this city kickstart tour, your guide will point you in the right direction. Private City Kickstart Tour: San Francisco is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.99
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San Francisco Chinatown, Russian Hill, And North Beach Tour

San Francisco Chinatown, Russian Hill, And North Beach Tour

This four mile loop weaves through the largest Chinatown on earth, climbs from the Cable Car Museum to the peak of Russian Hill, and cruise along the Italian enclave of North Beach to the Mecca of Beatnik culture. Beginning at the Friendship Gate, we’ll travel through the colorful back alleys of the oldest Chinatown in the world, browse its exotic markets, and visit the first Chinese temple in America. At the Powerhouse we'll see what makes the fabled cable cars tick, then ascend Russian Hill, winding through the whimsical, verdant Macondray Lane––one of the City's most beautiful hidden streets and the basis for Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin's colorful fiction series Tales of the City. Coast through North Beach and enjoy the traditional trattoria patios, old-school bars, and handmade cuisine that bring the historic Italian charm to life. We’ll check out City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio Cafe, and other landmarks of the Beat Generation before ending our loop back at the Friendship Gate.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Sensational San Francisco Self-Guided Audio Tour

Sensational San Francisco Self-Guided Audio Tour

The bustling city of San Francisco San Francisco is one of the most famous cities in the world and home to iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. To discover this fascinating city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. You will witness some of the world’s most recognisable sights, and learn about the California Gold Rush which developed this once humble mission settlement into one of the United States’ most influential cities, the devastating earthquake of 1906, the hardships faced by Chinese immigrants here, the global influence of the Beat Generation and more. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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What are Cable Car Museum hours of operation?
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Cable Car Museum hours of operation: Daily from 10 am - 6 pm (5 pm Nov-Mar). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Cable Car Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Cable Car Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Cable Car Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Cable Car Museum costs USD 12.99. Guided Cable Car Museum tours start around USD 12.99 per person.
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