California State Railroad Museum

Attraction Museums

The California State Railroad Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, offers a sight of rail history with over 2.5 acres of exhibits on the property. With a roundhouse museum space filled with trains, a picnic area on our 1849 scene, museum store, library, turntable, passenger station, and the areas only historic and authentic excursion train ride that is volunteer ran!

Library materials are available for review in the reading room, open Tuesdays – Saturdays, from 1 pm – 5 pm. 

The Museum and Museum Store is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. (Except major holidays) 

The Excursion Train rides are 45 minutes long and operate weekends only April – September. Departures are from the Passenger Station (930 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814) every hour on the hour. Check departure availability and times on our website. 

Our special event Spookomotive and Polar Express trains operate select weekends with limited ticket availability. 

Museum exhibits are fully accessible, with the exception of historic railroad equipment.  However alternate visitors’ experiences are provided.

Help keep the trains rolling by joining the California State Railroad Museum! Several membership levels are available for individuals, families, and children with benefits including but not limited to Free museum admission and coach excursion train ride tickets!

For questions learn more here.

Monday – Friday  10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday – Sunday  10:00am – 5:00pm