California State Railroad Museum -- Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit With Music Aboard Trains & Free Admission to Sacramento Music Festival Badge Holders -- May 25 through May 28
Park: California State Railroad Museum
What: Jazz-Related Activities at the California State Railroad Museum
Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park
Excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
(On Front Street between J and K Streets)
When: Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28 - special activities inside the Museum
Saturday, May 26 to Monday, May 28 - excursion trains running
Time: Museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Excursion trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday through Monday)
Cost: Museum admission -- $9 adults, $4 youths ages 6-17, free for children ages 5 and under
Excursion train rides -- $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under ($15 for first class tickets aboard the El Dorado; free for children 5 and under)
For More: 916-445-6645 or www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org
Coinciding with the 39th Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum will offer jazz musicians performing inside the Museum, aboard popular weekend excursion train rides and even complimentary admission to event badge holders. With several music venues located in close proximity to the Railroad Museum and a special free Children’s Stage and activity area just outside the Museum in the “1849 Scene,” a visit to the Railroad Museum extends the weekend enjoyment for all ages.
Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to live entertainment in the Roundhouse performed by various banjo musicians all four days as follows: Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, live musical performances will be available in the Museum Theater on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 40-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.
Weekend excursion train rides will be offered on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the holiday weekend (May 26-28). Trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets). The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats, and open-air gondolas with bench style seating.
Regular Museum admission applies all weekend except is complimentary for Sacramento Music Festival badge holders. Excursion train ride tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for youths (ages 6-17), are free for ages 5 and under and are available in-person on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office. For passengers desiring a ride aboard the first-class car El Dorado -- a beautifully restored 1920s lounge observation car which offers large picture windows, plush seating and air conditioning -- tickets are $15 per person and free for children 5 and under. Tickets to ride the El Dorado are available to book online in advance at www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org
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Event DatesFriday, May 25, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012