A small number of limited-term, metered parking spaces are available on the streets of Old Sacramento. 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 Old Sacramento:
- Old Sacramento Garage – Entrance at I Street between 3rd and 2nd Street
- Tower Bridge Garage – Entrance on Capitol Blvd and Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.
Places to Stay & Eat
Old Sacramento 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 Old Sacramento 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 Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau can recommend a number of hotels and attractions in the area, or the Bureau will be happy to mail you a complete Sacramento Visitors Guide upon request. The Bureau provides callers with information between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday (916) 808-7777.
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.
Note: To improve the visitor experience, we’re upgrading the Museum’s elevator system, and the elevator is unavailable for about four weeks starting August 28.
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.
Trains & Tripods: A Morning for Photographers at the Museum
This special event is offered at the California State Railroad Museum in coordination with its nonprofit partner, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation. Tripods and handheld flash are allowed during this event. For more information Contact Us.