Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse

Excursion Train Rides



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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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