Emigrant Train Program
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Emigrant Train Program

4th - 6th Grades Only

The Emigrant Train Program offers students (and teachers) the opportunity to learn what it was like to journey across the United States on an Emigrant Train more than 125 years ago.

The program begins with a 40-minute Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station tour experience, circa 1876. The students learn hands on as they recreate the history of the passenger, riding the rails. 

Students then move one block to the Central Pacific Freight Depot where they board a working passenger train which takes them for a 40-minute roundtrip train ride on the Museum's Sacramento Southern Railroad.

The Emigrant Train Program is suitable for Grades 4 through 6 only, and follows the California State curriculum guidelines for westward expansion, from ship and wagon train to the Transcontinental Railroad.

Reservation required and must be made at least 7 days in advance with Reserve America at 1-866-240-4655

Schedule and Fees:
February, March, April and October

10:15 am, with Train Ride at 11:00 am
12:15 pm, with Train Ride at 1:00 pm

$200 flat fee paid by cash or check.