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For Immediate Release: 5/22/2015

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Railroad Museum & History Museum Open Thursday Evenings This Summer


Paul Hammond

California State Railroad Museum or


Cheryl Meyer

California State Railroad Museum Foundation

916-445-2560 or

Kristina Swanson

Sacramento History Museum




“Thursday Night at the Museums” Program Runs 5/28 through 9/3

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Back by popular demand…California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum are proud to announce extended summer hours for the two museums on Thursday evenings as part of a special “Thursday Night at the Museums” program running from May 28 through September 3, 2015. Both museums located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park will stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend this summer. In addition, the Sacramento History Museum is offering their popular Thursday evening Adult Underground Tours all summer long and on Thursday, June 18, the California Railroad Museum will be open for extended hours and will also offer special evening excursion train rides at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that evening only.

All normal museum, train ride and Adult Only Underground Tour prices apply during the “Thursday Night at the Museums” extended hours program that was first launched last year. Railroad Museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youths (ages 6-17), and children ages five and under are free. Evening excursion train tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), and ages five and under ride free. VIP train rides aboard a special first class car are $20 for adults, $15 for youths and free for children five and under. Sacramento History Museum admission is $6 for adults, $4 for youth (ages 6-17), and children ages five and under are free. Adult Only Underground Tour tickets cost $20 (for guests 21 and over) and are available for advance purchase online.


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More information about the California State Railroad Museum is available at 916-323-9280 or More information about the Sacramento History Museum is available at 916-808-7059 or (and for underground tour tickets).

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