Railroad and history museums open Thursdays

California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum, 101 I St. in Old Sacramento, are proud to offer extended summer hours on Thursday evenings as part of a special “Thursday Night at the Museums” program from May 29 through Aug. 28.

Both museums located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park will stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays this summer with one exception. On Thursday, Aug. 14, the California Railroad Museum will not be open for extended hours but will offer special evening excursion train rides at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 that evening only. In addition, the Sacramento History Museum is offering Thursday evening Adult Underground Tours all summer long.

All normal museum, excursion train ride and Adult Only underground tour prices apply during the “Thursday Night at the Museums” extended hours program.

Railroad Museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youths (ages 6-17), and children ages 5 and under are free.

Evening excursion train tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for youths (ages 6-17), and ages 5 and under ride free.

VIP train rides aboard the first-class El Dorado are $20 for adults, $15 for youths and free for children 5 and under.

Sacramento History Museum admission is $6 for adults, $4 for youth (ages 6-17), and children ages 5 and under are free.

Adult Only underground tours cost $20 (for guests 21 and over).

Train ride tickets for Aug. 14 and underground tours tickets are available for advance purchase online.

More information about the California State Railroad Museum is available at 916-323-9280 or (for excursion train tickets).

More information about the Sacramento History Museum is available at 916-808-7059 or (for underground tour tickets).

The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is a public benefit corporation. Old Sacramento is a living historic district.

California State Railroad Museum

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