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All Aboard at the California State Railroad Museum

California Sate Railroad Museum

Located at Old Sacramento State Historic Park, the California State Railroad Museum is a world renowned attraction that pays tribute to the historical significance of the role railroads have played in shaping California and connecting this Golden State to the rest of the United States.

21 lavishly restored locomotives and cars, some dating back to 1863, are highlighted in the museum along with a full scale diorama of an 1860s construction site high in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Also to be found are exhibits highlighting the diversity of the railroad workforce, and America’s most comprehensive Toy Train exhibit.

Weekends April through September, take a ride behind an authentic steam locomotive in Old Sacramento. Climb aboard the Museum’s Sacramento Southern Railroad and enjoy a relaxing 40-minute, 6-mile roundtrip ride along the levees of the Sacramento River. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of a real, working steam locomotive as it pulls vintage passenger coaches and converted freight cars.

Remember to purchase a souvenir at the Museum Store and tour nearby Old Sacramento SHP (within walking distance) after your visit. This Museum offers something for everyone, both young and old alike. And it’s open daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day), no matter what the weather.  All Aboard!