"Travel in Style" Excursion Train

Live your best elegant life

Saturday, May 27

4pm departure

Join Sacramento Museums in celebrating the Stanford Spring! The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is offering a special first-class experience to guests 21 and over.

For the lucky few who had money, travelling by train could be luxurious event, full of food, drink, and style. Now, it is your chance to experience what it is like to Travel in Style.

Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, wine, and music as you take the scenic 45-minute ride down the river in one of our historic first-class cars. Each guest will get to take home a souvenir wine glass. Elegant attire is highly encouraged, but not required.

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before departure to pick up your tickets and board the train. The train departs from the Central Pacific Passenger Station at the corner of Front Street and J Street in Old Sacramento

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Ride in a First Class Car

The French Quarter

The 1950 French Quarter Car was inspired by the New Orleans French Quarter, with wrought iron details and a “Sunset Pink” painted ceiling studded with stars. Complete with its own serving bar, the French Quarter has large windows and a combination of tables, settees and lounge-style chairs.

Dress in your finest attire

We encourage everyone on this train ride to dress in their most elegant, fancy, or over-the-top attire. Maybe dressed in the opulence of the 1860s (like the Stanfords!), or with finery from the 2020s, or anything in between.

Fancy dress is not required to partake in this train ride.

This special excursion train is part of a joint promotion between the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento History Museum, and Leland Stanford Mansion.