Kid's Corner

Educational opportunities for kids abound at the California State Railroad Museum! Although the Museum is perhaps best known for its School Field Trip Opportunities and other educational programs for school-age children, plenty of other neat stuff related to Railroad History is available too.

At the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, Guided Tours introduce you and your family to the role railroads have played in making California the great place it is today. At Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, Roundhouse Tours take you inside one of the neatest spaces you'll ever visit: a real, railroad roundhouse complete with an operating turntable for turning steam locomotives!

Weekend (April-September) steam Train Rides in Old Sacramento show you what travel was like back when your grandparents and great grandparents were your age. Likewise, at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, weekend (April-October) steam-powered train rides will take you on a railroad journey that famous movie and TV stars have liked since 1917.

Is your family interested in a longer trip on a train? You might suggest a trip where you'll be arriving by train at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento! Does your family ever travel to Reno? Next time, take the train! Step aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr to hear the storytellers in our On-Board Amtrak program.

Are you interested in Gold Rush History? A visit to Old Sacramento State Historic Park, home of the California State Railroad Museum, will give you and your family plenty to do and see. All aboard for fun and exciting history at the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park!