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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Jamestown, California is located in Tuolumne County, in the heart of the historic California Gold Rush countryside. The region's colorful past dates from times prehistoric, and today it is home to a wide variety of natural and man-made wonders. Located along Highway 49, the "Gold Country Highway," Tuolumne County boasts quaint Gold Rush towns, wineries, wide-open countryside, and the high country of the spectacular Sierra Nevada.

Nearby are Yosemite National Park and lesser-known natural wonders, including a variety of scenic underground caverns and the awe-inspiring Calaveras Big Trees State Park in nearby Calaveras County, home to the famed Jumping Frog made famous by the quintessential American author, Mark Twain. Ski resorts, rugged mountain roads, and a drive over the Sierra on roads such as Highway 108's majestic Sonora Pass offer something for everyone!

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park's location in the heart of Gold Country is convenient to a number of popular attractions. These include the nearby Gold Rush towns of Jamestown, Sonora, and Columbia State Historic Park. A wide variety of quality restaurants, lodgings, antique stores, wineries, specialty shops, plus summer and winter recreation are within a short drive of Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.

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