Highway Directions
 
California State Railroad Museum
125 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

*Caltrans is scheduled to rehabilitate a section of U.S. Highway 50, known as the W/X Viaduct.  The City of Sacramento advises that those who commute to the downtown area continue to use the freeway system unless it is necessary to detour to city streets due to ramp or connector closures. As traffic flows change during each phase of the project, the City will monitor and adjust lane changes, signal timing and street parking as needed.

From San Francisco/East Bay/Fairfield
Take Interstate Highway 80-East to West Sacramento. At the I-80/Business 80 split, follow Business 80 to Downtown Sacramento, then as the freeway climbs up over the Sacramento River, take the Interstate Highway 5-North exit. Exit at "J" Street (a one-way, eastbound street) and go two blocks to Fifth Street. Turn left, then turn left again at "I" Street. Follow the large overhead signs to "Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum."
From Modesto/Stockton/Lodi
Take Highway 99-North to Sacramento. Follow Highway 99 through two freeway intersections in Sacramento (Highway 99/Highway 50/Business 80, then Business 80/Highway 99/Interstate Highway 5). You will end up headed north on Interstate Highway 5/Highway 99 in downtown Sacramento. Exit at "J" Street (a one-way, eastbound street) and go two blocks to Fifth Street. Turn left, then turn left again at "I" Street. Follow the large overhead signs to "Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum."
From Reno/Auburn/Roseville
Take Interstate Highway 80-West to Interstate Highway 5-South. Follow I-5 south to downtown Sacramento. Exit at "J" Street (a one-way, eastbound street) and go two blocks to Fifth Street. Turn left, then turn left again at "I" Street. Follow the large overhead signs to "Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum."
From South Lake Tahoe/Placerville
Take Highway 50-West to Sacramento. Continue west on Highway 50/Business 80 to Interstate Highway 5-North and downtown Sacramento. Almost as soon as you join I-5, you will be exiting. Exit at "J" Street (a one-way, eastbound street) and go two blocks to Fifth Street. Turn left, then turn left again at "I" Street. Follow the large overhead signs to "Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum."
From Redding/Chico/Marysville
Head south on Highway 99 or Interstate Highway 5 to Sacramento. The two highways join together just a few miles north of Sacramento, near Sacramento International Airport. Continue south to downtown Sacramento. Exit at "J" Street (a one-way, eastbound street) and go two blocks to Fifth Street. Turn left, then turn left again at "I" Street. Follow the large overhead signs to "Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum."
Parking Tips
On-street, metered parking in Old Sacramento is for short durations only (90 minutes maximum) and the limited amount of spaces generally fill up early. Thus, we recommend instead that guests utilize the public parking garages located at either end of Old Sacramento. Nominal hourly and daily rates are available, and you won't have to worry about moving the car when your meter runs out. Parking validations are available from a variety of Old Sacramento restaurants and merchants to help make your parking expenses even more reasonable. Although the California State Railroad Museum does not offer parking validations, we keep a list of participating merchants at our Front Desk which you may look over during your visit.