Muni Heritage Day, June 4 – be there!

Muni Heritage Day, June 4 - be there!

Ride Muni’s very first streetcar, built in 1912. Ride an even older streetcar that looks like a cable car, built in 1896. Ride two unique cable cars, from lines that disappeared in 1942 and 1954. Ride Muni’s brand-newest cable car, an incredible piece of the carpenter’s art. Ride vintage trams from Melbourne, the 88-year old open-top “boat tram” from England, a 1950s “EuroPCC”. And, for the first time since the pandemic started, a popular tram from Milan will operate. All on Muni’s own tracks.

Muni Heritage Day, June 4 - be there!

But wait. There’s more.

Ride the trolley coaches you rode as a kid (if you grew up in the City.) Ride the 1956 Mack motor coach you may have taken to Candlestick, or the 1970 GM bus you took to school, or even the 1938 bus you may have climbed up to Coit Tower on.

Muni Heritage Day, June 4 - be there!

All these, and even more vintage vehicles from Muni’s unmatched collection, will be carrying passengers one day only: Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The popular annual Muni Heritage event, co-sponsored by us with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) since 2012, is BACK after a 30-month pandemic hiatus. 

Muni Heritage Day, June 4 - be there!

Streetcar and vintage bus rides will operate from our San Francisco Railway Museum across from the Ferry Building at 77 Steuart Street (Steuart Street F-line stop; Embarcadero BART and Muni Metro station).  In the plaza next to our museum, you’ll find Muni’s motorized cable car, where kids are free to ring the bell and everyone’s invited to take selfies. There’ll be historical displays from several groups, and we’ll have a large memorabilia sale outside our museum. Special cable car rides will operate on the California Street cable line, whose terminal is two blocks from the museum, as well as on the Powell-Hyde line (more details on the cable car service to come). 

Muni Heritage Day, June 4 - be there!

Because of ongoing operator shortages at Muni related to the pandemic, this year’s event will be a single day, Saturday, June 4, with rides offered from 10 am – 4 pm, rather than the two day event of past years. So come early and get your ride on!

Muni Heritage Day, June 4 - be there!

Take a look at the vehicles you can ride here. Covid protocols in effect on June 4 (if any) will be observed.

As the City recovers, Muni Heritage Day is a great way to celebrate our transit history, the approach of summer, and San Francisco in general. If you’re coming from a distance, stay the night in one of the city’s great hotels; have dinner along the waterfront; and so much more. Hey, it’s San Francisco, and we’re BACK!

      

        

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