No foolin’...families, friends and rail fans are encouraged to make plans to visit Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The historic park offers a great place to celebrate the holiday with an egg hunt for children, train rides behind a historic diesel locomotive, hands-on crafts and an opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. To accommodate the various ages of children, there will be an egg hunt for ages 4 and under, one for ages 5 to 7 and another for ages 8 to 11. With special activities happening all day long, the egg hunt begins at noon and excursion train rides behind 1952 Baldwin Whitcomb No.1265 historic diesel locomotive depart at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Train ride guests enjoy a memorable six-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad.” Excursion train ride tickets for Easter Sunday are available online or at the Depot Store, on a first-come, first-served basis if still available. All train ride tickets include Park admission and cost $15 for adults, $10 for youth ages 6-17 and are free for children five and under.
For more information about special Easter Sunday activities or excursion train rides at Railtown 1897 SHP, please call 209-984-3953 or visit www.railtown1897.org for updated information.
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About the California State Railroad Museum Foundation
The mission of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) is to generate revenue and awareness on behalf of its destinations, while supporting the preservation, interpretation and promotion of our railroad heritage. The Foundation provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs, both at the museum's Old Sacramento location and at the historic park in Jamestown, Calif. The Foundation and its board of directors is currently laying groundwork for a future California Railroad Technology Museum capital campaign proposed as part of the downtown Sacramento railyard development project. For more information, please visit www.californiarailroad.museum