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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Join us  in October for the annual Harvest Haunt Express Train Ride!


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This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family!  Staffed by a “skeleton crew,” the popular train rides take place aboard an excursion train decorated for the season.  Located in the heart of California’s Gold Country, Railtown 1897 SHP combines railroad heritage, local history and the lure of Hollywood and is one of only two authentic and still-operating steam-era railroad roundhouse complexes in the entire country.



October 7-8 Critters & Creatures

October 14-15 Superheroes & Villains

October 21-22 Pirates & Princess

October 28-29 Witches & Wizards 


Train Ride Times: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Train Ride Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for youth (ages 6-17); children 5 and under ride free