Welcome to the Musée Mécanique, one of the world's largest (over 200) privately owned collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines in their original working condition. (You can play them!)
This hidden gem in San Francisco is right in the heart of the Fisherman's Wharf district. It's a privately owned museum with coin-operated machines and games. It includes everything from hand-cranked games to Ms. Pacman. It's free to enter, but you must pay to play. You will find it on Pier 45 in…
So, locals usually avoid Fisherman's Wharf, but this is actually a great reason to go. Musée Mécanique is an awesome old school arcade with antique games and fun for everyone. My kids are always excited to visit! (Afterward, walk across the way to Boudin!)
While you're hanging out at Fisherman's Wharf, be sure to stop by and see this unique museum.
Any trip to the tourist-center Fisherman's Wharf should include a visit to the free-entry arcade museum where you can play arcade games dating back over 100 years.
“This out of the way place in the Haight is home to the most pinball machines in San Francisco. A lot of fun and you can spend many hours here.”
“Learn the history of the cable cars and see the cables that pull the cars up and down the hills. This is a working site and lots of fun to see for adults and children.”
“Take an audio tour of this authentic WWII submarine, now a National Historic Landmark. You will get to explore the entire submarine and learn what it was like for sailors aboard this vessel during wartime. ”
“Parcourse/fitness trail/bike & pedestrian path around the park, plus hiking trails and two golf courses.”
“See the location where Adolph Sutro built his historic baths. While the baths are no longer there, the coastal views are spectacular and it is a nice walk. Make sure to look for the hidden cave, and also take advantage of the adjacent Land's End trail.”