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Railroad Museum

California State Railroad Museum

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Description

The California State Railroad Museum (CSRM) in Old Sacramento is the world-class tribute to the role of the "iron horse" in connecting California to the rest of the nation. The museum features 21 lavishly restored locomotives and cars, some dating back to 1862.

This museum is absolutely one of my family's favorite museums. The trains are so beautiful and the exhibits are so informative that we read and see everything every time we visit. For the little ones there is a Thomas the Tank Engine play area upstairs. And don't forget to step aboard the sleeping car that sways as if it were traveling down the tracks in the back of the museum.

The museum hosts many special events, but to us the most special one is the model trains set up during the Thanksgiving holidays. The excitement and wonderment on the faces of the kids and adults is a sight to see.

In addition to the museum, steam powered excursion trains run from April 25th through September, where you can take a ride behind an authentic steam locomotive in Old Sacramento. When you climb aboard the Museum’s Sacramento Southern Railroad you enjoy a relaxing 40-minute, 6-mile roundtrip ride along the Sacramento River. Visitors can experience the sights, smells, and sounds of a real, working steam locomotive as it pulls vintage passenger coaches and converted freight cars.

Stay for lunch in Old Sacramento- we always find good burgers at Fat City, and stroll the streets peeking into the old-time shops and curios. Ambling through the railroad museum and Old Sacramento is a great way to spend the day!

State Park Features

  • Type - Museum
  • Bathrooms - Yes
  • Camping Allowed - No
  • Parking Lot - Yes

Parking Fee

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  • Public Parking Garage

Admission Prices

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  • Child (5 and under) - free
  • Youth (Ages 6-17) - $5
  • Adult - $10
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