Every Saturday and Sunday, April through October, ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through California's scenic Gold Country! NEW TRAIN RIDE TIMES: Trains depart from the Railtown Depot at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Trains feature comfortable enclosed coaches, open 'mountain observation cars', our restored wooden caboose (seen in many movies and TV shows), or our opulent first class car (depending upon availability and scheduling). Regular excursion train tickets are $15 adults, $10 youths ages 6-17, children ages 5 and under ride free. Ticket prices include park admission.
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.
Longer, specially themed excursions operate throughout the year as well. Special excursion trains include spring Wildflower Trains. To learn more about specially themed trains, please visit our Events page.
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.