A small number of limited-term, metered parking spaces are available on the streets of the Old Sacramento Waterfront. Street parking is metered from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. However, these spaces are not suitable for guests visiting longer than 90 minutes.
All-day parking is available at two parking garages located at both ends of the Old Sacramento Waterfront:
- Old Sacramento Garage – Entrance at I Street between 3rd and 2nd St.
- Tower Bridge Garage – Entrance on Capitol Blvd. and Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.
For more information on parking, visit SacPark.org.
Free bus parking is available behind the museum. The signs will direct you from I Street to the gated lot behind the museum for easy passenger drop off.
Coming from outside Sacramento? Take the Capitol Corridor train to the Sacramento Valley Amtrak Station, which is a short and easy walk to the California State Railroad Museum. Up to 30 trains a day serve the station – enjoy on board wi-fi, Café Car service, spacious seating, and beautiful views while you ride. For more info and to book, visit www.capitolcorridor.org.
Places to Stay & Eat
The Old Sacramento Waterfront and the surrounding streets offer countless options for dining – from casual to formal, from quick bites to feats of culinary flair. Located in the heart of the Farm-to-Fork Capital, Sacramento offers the breadth of quality and variety to satisfy every palate and meet any budget.
There are numerous hotels within walking distance of the Old Sacramento Waterfront and the California State Railroad Museum. A partial list includes:
- Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM PACKAGE
Rate includes 2 adult passes to the California State Railroad Museum and up to 4 tickets to ride regularly scheduled Sacramento Southern Railroad Excursion Train (weekends only). It also includes breakfast for 2 adults in the Cyprus Grill and valet parking.
Additionally, the Visit Sacramento can recommend a number of hotels and attractions in the area, and will be happy to mail you a complete Sacramento Visitors Guide upon request. Call (916) 808-7777, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. PT.
The California State Railroad Museum is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Wherever possible, access to exhibits are facilitated by wheelchair lifts with the assistance of our friendly staff. Certain exhibits and programs have limited accessibility, due to factors such as narrow, historic stairways and door openings on railroad passenger cars. For additional details, please contact us.
Guided Tours and Films
Guided tours and interpretive film screenings are offered daily.
- We welcome photography for personal use.
- Handheld flash is allowed; however, tripods and freestanding flash are not permitted for safety reasons.
- Commercial photography is allowed on a case-by-case basis by advance arrangement. Click here for more information.