Railtown 1897 Memberships

Choose the membership level that is best for you!

Railtown Childrens Membership

$40 Handcar Club Membership 

Free Admission to Railtown for one named child member and one adult guest* (for kids age 12 and under).

  • Free coach Excursion Train Rides*
  • 10% discount at the Depot Store**
  • Official Membership Card 
  • Advance notice to purchase tickets for special events 

 * Excluding special ticketed events and train rides.

**Excluding magazines and already discounted items

Buy Handcar Club

Railtown Adult Level Memberships

Basic Membership Benefits Include:

  • Free admission and excursion train rides at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park*
  • 10% discount at the Railtown Depot Store**
  • 15% discount on photographic reproduction orders from the CSRM Library
  • Invitation to member-only events
  • Opportunity to participate in member advance ticket sales for THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Rides operated by the CSRM Foundation
  • Annual Membership Pin
  • Subscription to the On Track! Newsletter

$30 Switchman

Admits one named adult.

  • Includes basic benefits

$55 Hostler

Admits two named adults.

  • Includes basic benefits

$90 Telegrapher

Admits two named adults and members' children or grandchildren (under the age of 18), plus two additional guests.

  • Includes basic benefits, plus
  • Admission and excursion train ride privileges at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento*
  • 10% discount at the CSRM Gift Store and Huntington & Hopkins Hardware Store**
  • Invitation to the annual CSRM Midsummer's Night at the Museum event in Sacramento

$150 Freight Agent

Admits two named adults and members' children or grandchildren (under the age of 18), plus four additional guests.

  • Includes basic benefits, plus
  • Admission and excursion train ride privileges at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento*
  • 10% discount at the CSRM Gift Store and Huntington & Hopkins Hardware Store**
  • Invitation for two to the annual CSRM Behind-the-Scenes Tour in Sacramento
  • North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) benefits for two adults to over 800 museums across the U.S.

$275 Yardmaster

Admits two named adults and members' children or grandchildren (under the age of 18), plus six additional guests.

  • Includes Freight Agent benefits, plus
  • Invitation for two to the annual CSRM Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Trainmaster Reception in Sacramento

$500 Bronze Spike

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

  • Includes Yardmaster benefits, plus
  • Invitation to special openings and exhibits
  • Free train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad's first class car*

$1,000 Silver Spike

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

  • Includes Bronze Spike benefits, plus
  • Invitation for four to the annual Trainmaster Reception
  • Private tour with the Museum Director
  • 10% discount on first class car rentals during the regularly scheduled train ride*

$2,500 Gold Spike

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

  • Includes Silver Spike benefits, plus
  • 10% discount on facility rentals and chartered train rides*
  • Invitation for six to the annual Trainmaster Reception
  • Breakfast and private tour with the Museum Director
  • Free one-time use of the first class car during the regularly scheduled train ride**

*Excluding special ticketed events and train rides.

**Excluding magazines and already discounted items.


Buy an Adult Membership

The Many Ways to Join:

  • Online - Securely purchase your membership online by following the link 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? You may join or renew your membership at the Railtown Depot Store.

For additional information please call (916) 445-5995 or email us.

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 cooperating association which supports Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the California State Railroad Museum.

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