Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse

Hours of Operation

Open Daily (November-March, 10:00am-3:00pm; April-October, 9:30am-4:30pm)

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Trains operate every Saturday and Sunday from April-September, 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm & 3:00pm

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride trains run in December, click here for more details.

Railtown 1897 SHP
PO Box 1250 / 10501 Reservoir Road
Jamestown, CA 95327
(209) 984-3953

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Excursion Train Rides




Days of operation: Every Saturday and Sunday, April through October (weather permitting)

Hours of operation: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

Prices: Adults $15, Youth $10, Child (5&Under) Free, Members Free 

*All prices include park admission

Departure location: Depot Platform at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park




Ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through California's scenic Gold Country! Your 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip train ride will take you past the water tower from "Petticoat Junction," and transport you from the backyards of Jamestown to the rugged hillsides of California's Mother Lode country. At the end of the line (Rock Spur), your train will pause as the locomotive uncouples, "runs around" your train on a side track, then re-couples to the train's opposite end for the return trip to Jamestown. 


Please note: weekend excursion train tickets are available for pre-purchase online during weekdays only.  No tickets are available for pre-purchase online during the weekends.  Tickets are available on the weekends at the ticket office, on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information (209) 984-3953. 

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