San Francisco

[SOLD OUT] A Cablecar is Born [In-Person Tour]



Cable car barn, with cable car in front.

Cable cars are synonymous with San Francisco, but do you know about their history? The world’s last manually operated cable car system and an iconic San Francisco attraction, the three remaining lines of the cable car system have remained essentially unchanged since its invention in 1873 by an engineer Andrew Hallidie. At night, these historic cars take rest in the cable car barn and powerhouse on Mason Street, where they are meticulously maintained to preserve this piece of San Francisco history. Join SPUR for a special tour of the cable car barn to see where these historic streetcars reside when they’re not in operation, and how they’re restored so locals and tourists alike can continue to enjoy their rides through the city.


Meeting location will be sent to tour registrants within 24 hours of the tour.


Free. Limited Space Available.

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Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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