All aboard the California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad—the Sacramento Southern Railroad! 2019 marks the 36th consecutive season the excursion trains have been operating in Old Sacramento. Train rides include closed and open-air coach cars, and one of our three different air conditioned first-class cars. Our cars are pulled by either Granite Rock No. 10 steam locomotive or one of our vintage diesel locomotives from the Museum’s collection.
Days of operation: Saturdays and Sundays; July 6 - September 2
Hours of operation: Every hour on the hour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (weather permitting)
Departure location: Central Pacific Passenger Station in Old Sacramento (located on Front and J Streets at 930 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95814)
The Ticket office located in the Central Pacific Passenger Station opens at 9:30 a.m.
- Regular Coach: $12 adults, $6 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free.
- First Class Car: $24 adults, $16 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free.
- Member ticket pricing available. For more information on memberships click here.
*Please note: Weekend excursion train tickets are available for pre-purchase online. All day-of purchases must be made in person and are not available to view or purchase online the day of. Tickets are available on the weekends on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about the Train Ride and availability,
call the Membership Department at (916) 445-5995.