To honor their service and celebrate the patriotic holiday, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer veterans and active military personnel complimentary excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad plus complimentary museum admission on Monday, Nov. 11.
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With patriotic music playing aboard the trains, veterans and active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms with pride while enjoying a special excursion train ride available at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. this one-day-only on a first-come, first-served basis.
The excursion train rides are also open to the public at regular price while immediate family members accompanying veterans and active military personnel can enjoy the train ride at a discounted half-price.
The California State Railroad Museum — North America’s most popular train museum — is also offering complimentary admission for veterans and active military personnel during this celebratory day.
The special offers are valid for veterans who served in the active military, naval or air service of the United States veterans as defined by Section 980 of the Military and Veterans Code. In addition, any active duty or reserve military personnel for the United States Armed Forces or National Guard of any state also qualify. Veterans must show their current military ID or proof of discharge under conditions other than dishonorable or bad conduct.
On Veteran’s Day weekend, the on-site museum store will showcase special merchandise and books to provide more historical background that link the railroad with the war effort.
For more information about the California State Railroad Museum visit csrmf.org or call 916-445-6645.
Trains depart from the Central Pacific Freight Depot on Front and K streets in Sacramento. Tickets are available at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office on Front Street between J and K streets.Veteran and military immediate family members receive half-off discounted train rides: $5 adults, $2.50 youths ages 6-17, free for children 5 and under. General public train rides are $10 adults, $5 youths ages 6-17, free for children ages 5 and under. General public museum admission: $10 adults, $5 youths ages 6-17, free for children ages 5 and under. The museum is open 10 a.m.-to 5 p.m.