The Western Railway Museum is a transportation museum in Suisun City, California, about an hour's drive from Sacramento. It is home to the largest collection of Sacramento Northern Railway equipment in the world and features a heritage railway that provides interurban and streetcar rides that delight visitors of all ages. The museum also has a number of interesting exhibits related to railway history. It's a great attraction for families, who can spend the day viewing old trains and trolleys, learning about history, and going on a fun-filled rides on these historic forms of transportation.
Things to Do
- Go for a scenic ride on the museum's vintage streetcar or interurban train! Streetcar rides take 15 minutes, while interurban train rides last for 50 minutes. If you have any questions, just ask one of the friendly conductors.
- Check out all of the interesting exhibits related to railway history - they're a great way to learn about trains and trolleys, which were once one of the most popular forms of public transportation in the United States!
- Take a guided tour to learn all about the old trains in the museum's collection - they're provided on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:15 p.m. starting from Car House Three.
Western Railway Museum Insider Tips
- View their Events page to learn about upcoming programs you can attend, including story time for kids in the winter and wine tasting trains for adults in the spring.
- Visit during their annual Pumpkin Patch Festival, which takes place the last three weekends of October. It costs an extra $2, but it's worth it for all the fun you'll have exploring the pumpkin patch!
- Save some money by bringing along a picnic to eat in the shade instead of buying food from the museum cafe.