Membership

Come Along for the Ride

Visiting the California State Railroad Museum is a not-to-be-missed experience for all ages. Become a member today and enjoy the Museum and rails year-round.

Membership Benefits

  • Free admission to the California State Railroad Museum*
  • Free excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad April-September*
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store**
  • 15% discount on photographic reproduction orders from the Museum Library
  • Discounts on special events such as the Spookomotive Train Ride
  • Advance notice to purchase tickets for special events such as THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events
  • Annual membership pin
  • Complimentary subscription to On Track magazine

* Excluding special ticketed events and train rides.
** Excluding magazines and already discounted items.

Two Memberships in One

Add $20 to your California State Railroad Museum membership and become a Smithsonian Affiliate member too! Smithsonian benefits include: a Smithsonian Magazine subscription, a personalized membership card, free admission to the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and a 10% discount on cafe dining.

Choose the membership that is best for you!

Several membership levels are available for individuals, families, and children at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento.

Admits one named child (age 12 or under), and one adult guest.

Admits two named adults and member's children or grandchildren (under 18), plus two additional guests.

Receive basic membership benefits, plus:
  • Admission and excursion train rides at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown*
  • 10% discount at Railtown's Depot Store**
Admits two named adults and member's children or grandchildren (under 18), plus four additional guests.

Receive Conductor benefits, plus:
  • Two annual membership pins
  • North American Reciprocal Museum benefits for two adults at more than 850 museums across the U.S.
  • Invitation for two to the annual Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Admits two named adults and member's children or grandchildren (under age 18), plus six additional guests.

Receive Engineer benefits, plus:
  • Two annual Trainmaster membership pins
  • Invitation for two to special opens and events
Admits two named adults and member's children or grandchildren (under age 18), plus six additional guests.

Receive Trainmaster benefits, plus:
  • Smithsonian membership
  • Invitation for two to the annual Spike Reception
  • Free train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad's first class car.* Smithsonian Affiliate membership benefits, inlcuding a one year monthly Smithsonian Magazine subscription
Admits two named adults and member's children or grandchildren (under age 18), plus six additional guests.

Receive Bronze Spike benefits, plus:
  • Invitation for four to the annual Spike Reception.
  • Private tour with Museum Director.
  • 10% discount on first class rentals during regularly scheduled train rides.
Admits two named adults and member's children or grandchildren (under age 18), plus six additional guests.

Receive Silver Spike benefits, plus:
  • 10% discount on facility rentals and chartered train rides*
  • Invitation for six to the annual Spike Reception.
  • Breakfast and private tour with the Museum Director.
  • Free one-time use of a first class car during a regularly scheduled train ride.*
Admits two named adults and member's children or grandchildren (under age 18), plus six additional guests.

Receive Gold Spike benefits, plus:
  • Two complimentary tickets to the annual Farm to Fork Cocktail Train.
  • Recognition at the Railroad Presidents Circle level.

How to Join

  • Online - Securely purchase your membership online by choosing a membership level from above.
  • Mail - Print this form and mail it to the CSRMF Membership Dept. at 111 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
  • Phone - Call the Membership Office, Monday – Friday from 10am – 5pm at (916) 445-5995.
  • In-person - Planning to visit? Join or renew your membership at the Museum’s front desk.

Allow 2-3 weeks to receive your membership packet in the mail.

For More Information

Call (916) 445-5995 or email us.

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) cooperating association which supports the California State Railroad Museum proudly operated by California State Parks.

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