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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park relies on the generosity of friends and supporters to help preserve the legacy, interpret the history, and celebrate our shared railroad heritage.

Ways to Help

Individuals and corporations can contribute to Railtown in a variety of ways. We encourage you to contact the nonprofit California State Railroad Museum Foundation for information on planned giving, in-kind donations, memorial donations or to discuss your individual needs. More information on ways to help can be found below.

If your organization's activities align with Railtown 1897’s mission to “collect, preserve, study, exhibit and interpret selected aspects of railroads and railroading, with an emphasis on California and the West, for the education, enjoyment and entertainment of the widest possible audience" then you may quality for funding from the California Railroad Museum Foundation. Read more about what it takes to qualify on our funding requests page.