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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THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride – Jamestown


At Railtown 1897 State Historic Park


Relive the magical journey of THE POLAR EXPRESS on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole.

Enjoy hot-hot-hot chocolate and yummy cookies as you ride along with many of the story's characters.

Once you reach the North Pole, the jolly old elf -- Santa himself -- will come on board to give each passenger a silver sleighbell, the "first gift of Christmas".


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2017 Train Ride Dates:
Saturday and Sunday, 

November 25-26

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17



 Departure Times:
4:30pm, 6:00pm & 7:30pm



Ticket Pricing:
Coach Seating: $50 per person*

Open-Air Seating: $200 per table of four*

First Class Seating: $70 per person*

*An additional $6 per ticket or $24 per table of four service fee will be applied at purchase checkout. Children under 2 years of age are free and must be seated on an adult's lap. 



2017 Ticket Sales Dates:


OCTOBER 10-11:  Member Advance Ticket Sales

Current members of Railtown 1897 and the California State Railroad Museum are eligible to participate in Member Advance Ticket Sales.  Memberships must be purchased by September 5, 2017 and current memberships must be active to qualify for Member Advance Ticket Sales.  Click Here for full details.


OCTOBER 12:  General Public Sales

 General public sales begin at 9:00am and tickets are sold online only.


Resale of tickets is not permitted and is unlawful.
Please note, our policy strictly prohibits the resale or attempted resale of any ticket for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride.  In addition, the use of public advertising - such as but not limited to eBay and Craig's List - to resell tickets is not permitted.  Either action will result in the immediate cancellation of the tickets and Railtown membership, if applicable.



Additional Information:


 Frequently Asked Questions


Member Advance Ticket Sales 


Car Descriptions



For additional information please contact THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride -Jamestown Hotline at 209-984-3407 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.