California State Railroad Museum

California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento: Hours, Address, California State Railroad Museum Reviews: 5/5

California State Railroad Museum

California State Railroad Museum
5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Come along for the ride. Stand in the shadow of a 150-year-old, 40-ton monument to innovation, engineering and history. Take a ride along the rails that played a key role in the development of the Golden State. See the history of the California railways come to life in engaging exhibits. A visit to the California State Railroad Museum is a not-to-be-missed experience for persons of all ages.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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RLK
14 contributions
Awesome!
Aug 2021
Very impressed with the number of number of exhibits. The staff was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in trains and their part in history, visit this museum.
Written August 22, 2021
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Jrryo
Los Angeles, CA262 contributions
Beautiful experience
Jul 2021 • Family
A great museum experience, our grandson was excited and happy with all the trains and hands-on exhibitions. The docents were very knowledgeable and friendly. We’ve visited several train museums around the country and this is by far the best. Numerous beautifully restored engines and cars, and extensive exhibits of all scales of model trains. Accurately depicts history of workers who built the country’s RR system.
Written July 31, 2021
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Chris K
10 contributions
Wonderful Museum for Every Age!
Jul 2021
There is something here for every age to enjoy. The exhibits are beautifully done and the trains themselves are spectacular to see. Great museum!!
Written July 20, 2021
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bkute65
Los Angeles, CA178 contributions
Family fun
Jul 2021
This is an excellent place for any train lover, from 1 to 100 years old, They have so many artifacts and amazing train cars!
Written July 18, 2021
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Andrea f
Pacifica, CA3 contributions
Lovely museum
Jul 2021 • Couples
It was a pleasant surprise, it exceeded my expectations. many trains in real size, with their stories told by photographs or by guides (all lovely old men) who were always at our disposal with a charming smile. an entire room with miniature cities and their trains. for those who have children, there is a large space with the theme of trains to play and parents to rest. the ticket price is $12 and there is a shop at the end with beautiful souvenirs.
Written July 14, 2021
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hilo88
Honolulu, HI344 contributions
Excellent Museum. Wish We Gave Ourselves More Time to Enjoy
Jun 2021
TripAdvisor and Yelp led me to wanting to check this museum out and I’m definitely glad that we did. My only regret is that we didn’t give ourselves enough time to fully enjoy the museum. Due to traffic, we got to Sacramento later than we thought and we only had 1 ½ hours to enjoy this museum before they closed. This is good for a taster but does not do the museum justice.

The museum is large and there is a lot to see and learn. The 1st floor has real historical trains and has a lot of info about how the trains work, who ran them, who built them, what these trains were used for, etc. Part of the exhibits are even in an old roundhouse (which was really cool). The 2nd floor had an exhibit on toy trains and model trains. I only had about 20 mins on this floor (we were so engrossed with the 1st floor exhibits) and it did not do the floor justice.

For only $12 this is really cheap for what they had to offer. I would definitely return to this museum if I’m ever in Sacramento again and will definitely dedicate more time to this museum.
Written July 7, 2021
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BigA1999
Los Angeles, CA322 contributions
Nice surprise how good it was
Jun 2021
I was very positively surprised. I am not a train nerd but loved the museum. Went there with my family and learned a lot. Those "real" trains are amazing too look at. Definitely worthwhile spending the money.
Written June 30, 2021
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Joe G
Los Angeles, CA41 contributions
Check out the HUGE, REAL trains in this museum!
Jun 2021
What a superb, well-conceived museum!! The space is huge -- it HAS to be, to accommodate all the giant REAL train cars, engines -- not fake replicas, but the real things. Be sure to check out the second floor exhibit on old model trains.

Lots of great historical information on the development of the railway lines, the Wild West, the Chinese laborers, etc. Superb entertainment for the whole family - with real train lines zipping by outside.
Written June 24, 2021
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bob s
Sacramento, CA3 contributions
great place
May 2021
had lots of fun. Planning on going every year. Good place to bring young people and complete families
Written May 22, 2021
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Simco435
Tampa, Florida26 contributions
Cool Museum
Apr 2021
Great display of older trains - great location in Old Sacramento - walking distance to stores and restaurants. Well Done and great place for train nerds. Take the 50 mins train ride - great time as well.
Written May 9, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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