On my recent “business trip” with the HH, we decided to stop off at the Cable Car Museum in San Francisco before catching a cab out to the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park.
Since cable cars are kind of THE iconic representation of San Francisco, it seemed fitting that we check out the history.
The museum chronicles the history of the cable car from 1873 right up to now, and features some of the first cable cars.
It also explains the mechanics behind the cars, which really got the HH’s blood pumping.
The museum houses a gift shop with everything cable car. I kind of wanted one of the bells…and then I realized one, why? What the heck would I do with it, and two, that I am not spending anything this year.
It’s totally free, so be sure to stop by if you are in the area. And please, if you do decide to ride a cable car while you’re in the city…. resist the urge to belt out “Rice a Roni, the San Francisco treat.” The poor cable car conductor has already heard it about 10 million times. Not that I did that or anything and found out the hard way or anything. 😉
San Francisco Cable Car Museum
1201 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94106