Emigrant Train Program
School Tour Program Listings

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 30-minute Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station tour experience, circa 1876. The students find out just how very different things were "back then."

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.

Schedule of Fees:

Tuesdays, 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 (45 people per slot, includes children and adults) paid by cash or check

Reservations are required and must be made at least 7 days in advance. Please contact ReserveAmerica toll-free at (866) 240-4655 to make your reservations. For additional information about the Program, please contact the Group information Desk @ (916) 323-9274.