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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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is a unique historical resource—a place where not only are the buildings and trains preserved, but the trades required to repair and maintain them are passed on to future generations. For over 25 years, Railtown has been explored by thousands of people who have made their way to the California foothills to seek out this hidden gem.


Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is operated by California State Parks, and receives substantial support from the California State Railroad Museum Foundation. The Foundation raises and manages funds to assist State Parks in fulfilling Railtown's mission of education and preservation.


Several membership levels are offered, with numerous benefits available based upon the category of your choice. Just think, free admission to Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, free excursion train rides on the Sierra Railway, invitations to special members-only opportunities and events, discounts, and many more benefits are available. Climb aboard!


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