General Information

Home to 225,000 square-feet of exhibits and beautifully restored railroad cars and locomotives which illustrate railroad history in California and the West.


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)* 
  • ChildrenFree (ages 5 and under) 

Cash, personal checks, travelers’ checks, Visa and Mastercard are accepted for payment. (Prices are subject to change without notice.)


125 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
P 916-323-9280

Additional Information


Short-term Parking

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.

Long-term Parking

All-day parking is available at two parking garages located at both ends of the Old Sacramento Waterfront:

  1. Old Sacramento Garage – Entrance at I Street between 3rd and 2nd St.
  2. Tower Bridge Garage – Entrance on Capitol Blvd. and Neasham Circle near the Tower Bridge.

For more information on parking, visit

Bus Parking

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.

Getting Here

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