Cable Car Museum, San Francisco
As one of San Francisco’s most well known symbols, the cable car holds a special place in every San Franciscan’s heart. Founded in 1974, the Cable Car Museum began as an educational non-profit with free admission for all interested in the integral role the cable car played in San Francisco’s past and present. On display are various mechanical devices such as cable, grips, track, and brake mechanisms along with three antique cable cars. The museum sits directly on the modern cable car line, letting visitors have a hands-on experience with the brilliance of the cable car in San Francisco’s hilly landscape.