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California State Railroad Museum

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Program Available to Grades K through 12
The School Train Ride

Program Available to Grades 4 through 6
The Emigrant Train Program
The Interpretive Handcar Program
The Transcontinential Railroad: From Horses to Horsepower
Eagle Theater- Discovering the Gold Rush
School Group Train Ride

Free admission to:
Huntington Hopkins Hardware Store
Central Pacific Passenger Station
Eagle Theater


Group Size
Up to 45 persons per group (including chaperone).


Adult Supervision Requirement:
One adult is needed for every 10 students.

Leader Field Trip Guidelines

Museum Accessibility:
The Museum is physically accessible by those individuals with disabilities.  Use this link to learn about museum accessibility:  Accessible Features

Museum Location:
The California State Railroad Museum is located at 2nd and " I " Streets in Old Sacramento.

Parking:
City parking lot, under I-5, enter from " I " street under the freeway is available for cars, standard parking fees apply. Metered automobile parking (90-minute intervals) is also available throughout Old Sacramento. Bus drop off in front or back of museum.

California State Railroad Museum

Free School Group Entry Reservations for Grades K-12

School groups K-12 have the opportunity to visit the Museum on a self-guide tour free of charge. A Reserve California appointment time and reservation number is required upon check in at the Groupdesk. Schools must have a minimum of 10 and maximum of 45 persons per reservation. Chaperone rate is 1 adult per 10 students. Extra adults will need to purchase admission to the museum. Limited availability.
Reservations are available on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school year September through June by calling Reserve California at 1-800-444-PARK. Limited availability.
The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. There is no entry for school groups to the Museum between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and no group entry after 4:00 p.m.
For additional information about the California State Railroad Museum, please contact the Museum’s Group Information Desk at (916) 323-9274.

School and Youth Group Drop-In Visits
(Admission Fees Required)

Drop-In groups are always welcome. Drop-In group visits are self-guided tours with chaperones. Your group must make advance reservations to the Museum Group Desk at groupdesk.csrm@parks.ca.gov or (916) 323-9274.
• Museum admission is $12 adults; $6 youth (ages 6-17). The group rate is $11.00 adults and $5.00 youth. Children under 5 years are free.
• We recommend one chaperone per ten students.
• We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash or checks.

The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. There is no entry for school and youth groups to the Museum between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and no group entry after 4:00 p.m.
For additional information about the California State Railroad Museum, please contact the Museum’s Group Information Desk at (916) 323-9274.