2016 Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events


Every Monday
All Aboard for Story Time
11:00 a.m 
Museum staff will read a different railroad-related children's story each month and afterward, little ones can enjoy the Museum with their parents.
Celebrity reader, Good Day anchor Marianne McClary will read on February 29th! 

February 23
Tuesday Train Rides
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for school groups, the Museum offers excursion train rides to the general public on select Tuesdays.  

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Tuesday Train Rides
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for school groups, the Museum offers excursion train rides to the general public on select Tuesdays. 

March 12
St. Patricks Day Parade
1:00 p.m.
Old Sacramento
Hundreds of colorful marchers dressed in green, along with Irish and Highland dancers, pipe and drum bands, historic re-enactors and a variety of cultural organizations, join together to be a part of the 20th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade 

April 2-3, 11-12, 16-17, 23-24
Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September. 

April 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesday Train Rides
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for school groups, the Museum offers excursion train rides to the general public on select Tuesdays.

May 1, 7-8, 14-15, 28-29, 30
Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September.

May 3 & 10
Tuesday Train Rides
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for school groups, the Museum offers excursion train rides to the general public on select Tuesdays.

May 6 & 7
Trains and Tripods
This two-part special program is designed for amateur photographers interested in understanding more about lighting techniques and also taking advantage of a rare opportunity to photograph amazing locomotives in a closed and controlled environment. Ticket information coming soon.

May 27-30
Sac Music Festival

Old Sacramento

June 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September.  

June 25
Volunteer Open House
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stanford Gallery
Visit with volunteers and docents to learn more about all the volunteer opportunities at the Museum. 

July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31
Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September. 

August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September. 

September 2-5
Gold Rush Days
Old Sacramento

September 3-5, 10-11, 24-25
Weekend Excursion Train Rides
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. Excursion train rides operate weekends, April through September. 

September 10
Volunteer Open House
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stanford Gallery

Visit with volunteers and docents to learn more about all the volunteer opportunities at the Museum.

October 1
General public tickets on sale for THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride 

October 4, 11, 18, 25
Tuesday Train Rides
11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
As an expansion of the weekday train ride program for school groups, the Museum offers excursion train rides to the general public on select Tuesdays.

October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
Spookomotive Train Ride
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., every hour
Ride the train along the levees of the river and listen to a whimsical Halloween story while the "skeleton" crew passes out a special toy treat for each child. 

November 11
Veteran's Day Train Rides
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., departures hourly
Enjoy a ride on the Sacramento Southern Railroad along the Sacramento River. 

November 25 & 26
Small Train Holiday
This two-day holiday extravaganza brings together a magical assortment of trains, hundreds of feet of track and an array of buildings and accessories

November 25-27, 30
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

December 1-4, 7-11, 14-18
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride