The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day)
- Adults – $12
- Youths – $6 (ages 6-17)
- Children – Free (ages 5 and under)
- Members – Free (learn more about membership)
Cash, personal checks, travelers’ checks, Visa and Mastercard are accepted for payment. (Prices are subject to change without notice.)
The California State Railroad Museum is proud to offer reciprocal admission benefits to members of museums that participate in the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM) program. Some restrictions may apply.
111 I Street, Sacramento, California, 95814
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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.
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.
For more information on parking, visit SacPark.org.
Guided tours are available. Check with the front desk upon arrival to find out that day’s tour schedule. These tours are led by docents and cover the building of the Transcontinental Railroad in about 30 minutes.
Group tours with or without a guide may be reserved in advance.
Museum admission group rate is $11 per adult and $5 for ages 6-17. Groups are self-guided unless a guide is reserved.
Additional fees for a guided tour:
- $50 for up to 30 persons with 1 guide
- $100 for 31-50 persons with 2 guides
Due to the large volume of schools visiting the museum, we are unable to offer docent guided tours to school groups. Click here for information about school programs and other teacher resources.
To book a group tour:
Please contact our Group Desk at [email protected] or (916) 323-9274. Guided tour reservations must be made at least one week in advance.
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.
We welcome photography for personal use. Handheld flash is allowed.
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.
- California State Railroad Museum
- Old Sacramento Waterfront
- Our Live Are Made of Railroad Stories (multiple languages available)