California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento
About California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento
California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 125 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814, United States
Ticket Price: 10 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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The California State Railroad Museum aims to interpret and help the common people understand about the importance of the role played by the ‘iron horse’ in connecting the state of California to the rest of the nation. The museum basically has several restored railroad cars and locomotives that were once used in the past. The origin of the museum dates back to 1937 and was started by a bunch of railroad enthusiasts who very passionately wanted to highlight the importance of locomotives in Sacramento and the nation’s history.
California State Railroad Museum Information
- Photography is allowed, but tripods and free-standing flash are not.
California State Railroad Museum Ticket Prices
- Given prices are for adults.
- Adults: 10 USD
- Youth (6-17): 5 USD
- Children (5 & under): Free
How To reach California State Railroad Museum by Public Transport
- By Bus: Bus 1 stops at J St. & 3rd St. bus station.
- By Tram: Sacramento Valley Station (WB) is the nearest Light Rail Station.
- By Train: Sacramento Station is just a short walk away.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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Probably one of the top train museums in the US. If you love steam, they have it. Be sure to take advantage of the knowledgeable docents. They have some great stories and make the displays come alive.
Docent had great commentaries But there was not enough time to view the displays and read all the signs. Need at least 2 hours to be thorough. The movie was great.
History, railroads, engineering are all part of this museum. Access to many styles if wood, coal and oil burning engines plus Pullmans and other types of cars. Good background on building the transcontinental trail across the Sierra Nevada and a peak into the workings of Sacramento policy makers from long ago. And it's all under roof and air conditioned. Great.
A fantastic musuem located in Old Sacramento. There are many vintage steam engines here, and a lot of good history information to learn. The third floor is dedicated to toy trains with awesome display cases of various toy trains.
Great museum full of yesteryear nostalgic railroad locomotives that trekked the beginning tracks of the State of California. I especially enjoyed the stroll through some old Pullman cars. There is also a gallery where young children can play with sets of Thomas the Train & others. And a nice display of older toy train sets. When you are done looking at everything, take a ride on a real locomotive. Just a fun time in Old Town Sacramento!
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