Museum Open Daily

10:00am - 5:00pm

Visitor Information

Weekend Excursion Trains

Departures Every 90 Minutes Beginning at 10:00am

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Welcome Back!


While we are excited to welcome you back, please note the following health and safety measures:

  • Certain Museum exhibits including enclosed cars and hands on experiences will remain closed to the public.
  • Guided tours will not be available.
  • Museum capacity will be limited to 125 guests at any given time. Guests may have to wait to enter until space is available.
  • Per State and County health orders, all guests over the age of 2 must wear a face covering at all times while in the museum.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation with these public health and safety measures. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the history of railroading in California and the American West.

Our Lives Are Made of
Railroad Stories

The California State Railroad Museum — your Museum — is the keeper of stories. Together, we collect them, we preserve them, and we tell them.

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The Museum Remains Closed at this Time


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Museum and associated facilities in Old Sacramento State Historic Park are currently closed. For more information please see http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=668

The Foundation Office is closed to visitors until further notice.

Your Support Is Critical To Our Success

There is no doubt our region is reeling from the uncertainty that’s resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. But nothing can change our region’s giving spirit. Acts of generosity strengthen us, lift our neighbors and sustain our community.

Help us protect our future by supporting the history of Sacramento’s treasure, the biggest draw for visitors in our region, The California State Railroad Museum. All of the businesses in the community are raised if we are successful. People come from all over the world to visit our museum and ride our trains along the Sacramento River.

We want to be ready to celebrate as a community as soon as this pandemic has subsided. Every. Gift. Counts. Now more than ever, our community deserves a reason to feel good. With your help, we will be ready. Please give whatever you can today.


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