Tickets on Sale October 12 for Award-Winning THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride™

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – For the fifth consecutive holiday season, California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to present THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride experiences this holiday season. The festive train rides start the weekend after Thanksgiving and run on the following dates in 2018: November 23, 24 & 30 … Read More

Tales of the Roundhouse with Lantern-Lit Haunted Tours & Steam Train Ride

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to present lantern-lit “Tales of the Roundhouse” haunted tours and train rides on one special evening only – Friday, October 19, 2018, starting at 6:30 p.m.  Led by engaging and entertaining guides, “Tales of the Roundhouse” participants will hear the … Read More

Harvest Haunt Express Train Rides Run Every Weekend in October

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to offer family-friendly “Harvest Haunt Express” train rides on all four weekends in October 2018. With the train whimsically decorated for Halloween and staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular experiences take place aboard an excursion train that departs … Read More

Celebrate Autumn With Special Apple Harvest Activities

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation will host the 4th Annual Apple Harvest Day on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Railtown 1897 SHP. Apple Harvest Day celebrates the history of apple production in Tuolumne County – which dates back to the early days of the Gold Rush – … Read More

Railtown 1897 Proudly Presents 5th Annual Working on the Railroad Celebration

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to present the 5th Annual “Working on the Railroad – A Celebration of Sierra Railway Workers” on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The special event was created to recognize and honor the hundreds of former Sierra Railway and Sierra Railroad workers, … Read More

Railtown 1897 Goes Hollywood with Special Robbery on the Rails Train Ride Experiences

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown are excited to present entertaining and new “Robbery on the Rails” theatrical steam train excursion ride experiences over the extended Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2018. Designed using some Hollywood-style creative license to add to the fun, four 45-minute family-friendly … Read More

Railtown 1897 Calls Out for Volunteers to Help with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Experience This Holiday Season

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) is looking for interested volunteers to help support THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride experiences that will return this holiday season. More than 8,000 guests are expected to experience THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in 2018 at the historic park in Jamestown which requires a dedicated staff supported by more than 50 … Read More

Railtown 1897 Supports the Community & Local Law Enforcement by Offering Free Admission, Train Rides & More on National Night Out

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown are proud to participate in National Night Out happening on Tuesday evening, August 7, 2018. Railtown 1897 SHP will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. offering special activities such as free Park admission, free excursion train rides behind … Read More

Celebrate Spring Aboard the Popular & Fun Wildflower Train

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – With spring in full bloom, California State Parks, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train. While the Park is open daily, special Wildflower Train Rides are available on two weekends – April 21, 22, 28 … Read More