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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 Wednesday Train Rides


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Days of operation: Wednesdays, June 21 - August 9 (weather permitting)

Hours of operation: 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Prices: Adults $15, Youth $10, Children (5&Under) Free, Railtown Members Free

*All prices include park admission

Departure location: Depot platform at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park


Riding behind a vintage diesel locomotive, Wednesday Train Ride passengers will be treated to a six-mile, 45-minute round trip ride along the rails of the famous “Movie Railroad,” passing through California’s scenic Gold Country where scenes from many Hollywood movies were filmed. Guests are encouraged to spend the day at Railtown 1897 SHP by touring the Park and learning more about its authentic railroad facilities and fascinating role in the Hollywood and television industry.   Midweek is a perfect time for Park guests to catch glimpses of important work being done inside the historic Roundhouse. Also, guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the sprawling Roundhouse lawn while enjoying the day.


For more information, call (209) 984-3953