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School and Group Tour Reservations

The California State Capitol Museum offers school and group tours.

The Capital District of California State Parks offers school and group tour advanced reservations through ReserveAmerica.

Schools and groups can make tour reservations for the following locations:

  • California State Capitol Museum
  • Governor's Mansion State Historic Park
  • Sutter's Fort State Historic Park
  • California State Indian Museum
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Emigrant Train Program
  • Interpretive Handcar Program
  • School Group Train Ride
  • Horses to Horsepower: Building the Trancontinental Railroad Program



    Tour inventories are subject to 100% sellout. Please be prepared to provide information regarding the type of group, the school and teacher. There will be no charge to each group for the reservation service. However, data will be collected regarding double bookings, cancellations and no-shows for each group.

  • RESERVATION LIMITS
    School groups will be limited to reservations at a maximum of three (3) venues per an individual weekday.

    ADULT SUPERVISION  Required for all school groups, and other groups comprised mainly of children.

    • Capital District State Museums and Historic Parks
      One adult chaperon for every ten children.
    ADDITIONAL
    • Additional adults may be charged regular admission price.
    • Park staff reserves the right to cancel groups arriving more than 10 minutes after the scheduled arrival time.
    PAYMENT METHOD
    • Payment is by check or cash only - payable on arrival at the park.
    • The following programs:
      Emigrant Train:
      Interpretive Handcar Program;
      School  Group Train Ride; and the 
      Horses to Horsepower: Transcontinental Railroad Program

      Please make checks payable to:
      California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF)

    DROP-IN SCHOOL GROUPS

    Groups without reservations will be served on a first-come, space available basis. All fees apply. Please call each venue for specific details.

    Only one drop-in class can be admitted per half hour.

    Depending upon visitation levels, and space available, drop-in groups may be required to wait before being admitted.

    In order to guarantee space groups must have a confirmed reservation. There is a specific limited carrying capacity. Space availability is ONLY assured with a reservation.