At the corner of Mason and Washington this is both the free cable car museum and the working wheelhouse for the Cable Car system and where the cable cars "live" at night.
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.
Do you want to get an in-depth look of how cable cars actually work? This is your spot! Even better, it's free!
Working Museum that still functions driving the cable cars in the city,, free to locals and tourists alike to how the cable car works and the history behind them.
“Constantly bustling -- people use the square mostly as a space to relax and soak up a bit of sun, and to wallow in the atmosphere created by the surrounding cable cars, hotels and shoppers. Great for people watching! There is free wi-fi provided by the city. Look under the leaves of the greenery in the planters, and you'll find a few power outlets for your laptop.”
“There's just something about being at the top top top of Nob Hill. Oh sure, you'll hear the term "Snob Hill" thrown around from time to time”
“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!)”
“One of the most popular destinations for tourists -- there are attractions such as museums, souvenir stores, historical buildings and piers, and scenic vistas over the Bay. Bring a jacket! ”