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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Wildflower Trains


Saturdays, April 8, 9 & 15, 2017


Event Schedule:

2:30pm Wildflower Video Presentation

3:00pm Wildflower Train Ride


Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is proud to provide guests with a unique opportunity to experience spring wildflowers from aboard a train! The special afternoon Wildflower Train event starts at 2:30pm in the Carriage Room at Railtown 1897 SHP.


After a short video presentation, passengers will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada foothills. Railtown 1897’s popular Wildflower Trains feature naturalists and Interpretive Park Rangers from the nearby Bureau of Reclamation’s New Melones Visitor Center, answering questions and pointing out flower groupings along the way. 


Wildflower Trains take guests on a six-mile, one-hour roundtrip ride through the scenic, rolling landscapes of California’s Gold Country.  Along the way, trains encounter meadows and rolling hills, with such local flora as “meadowfoam,” “goldfields” and other colorful flowers typically in bloom.  All train ride guests receive a checklist, wildflower booklet and a packet of wildflower seeds.  


The train departs at 3:00pm from the Railtown 1897 Freight Depot. 


Train capacity is limited, and advance reservations are suggested.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for Youth (ages 6-17). There is a $2.50 per ticket service fee. Children 5 and under ride for free. Members receive a $2 per ticket discount and must show their membership card and photo ID when picking up tickets.


April 8, 2017

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April 9, 2017

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April 15, 2017

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