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

Diesel Train Rides on Wednesdays this Summer

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – Back by popular demand, California State Parks and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown will offer two diesel train rides on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and noon beginning on June 20  and continuing until August 15, 2018. Then at 11 a.m., young guests (ages up to 6) can enjoy popular and fun Story Time reading activities … Read More

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Memorial Day Weekend In Rail-Related Style

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – To kick off the summer season in rail-related style, popular weekend excursion trains will be running throughout the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend – May 26, 27 and 28, 2018 – at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown. On Saturday and Sunday, steam-powered excursion train rides behind the famous Sierra No. 3® are available; then on … Read More

Railtown 1897 Celebrates Moms on Mother’s Day

JAMESTOWN, Calif. – Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (SHP) plans to treat moms extra special this Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, 2018, by offering excursion train rides behind a historic diesel locomotive along with a special surprise to all mothers who visit the Park (while supplies last). With beautiful wildflowers still in bloom, the six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip ride takes … Read More