Railroad Museum offers a fun ‘History Happy Hour’

Let history make you happy. As part of the Thursday Night at the Museums extended summer hours program, the California State Railroad Museum is offering a special “History Happy Hour” on Thursday evening, July 24. The happy hour is from 6-8 p.m. and the trivia game begins at 7 p.m.

Interested museum guests will enjoy wine, beer, bottled water and light snacks in a pub-like setting while participating in a history-related trivia game that will include fun prizes for the winners.

Participants will also have the opportunity to tour the Railroad Museum, which is widely regarded as North America’s most popular rail museum.

“History Happy Hour” is a special activity being offered as part of the Thursday Night at the Museums program presented by the California State Railroad Museum and the Sacramento History Museum. Both museums will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays until Labor Day weekend this summer except for July 31, the History Museum will not be open for extended hours and Aug. 14, the Railroad Museum will not be open for extended hours but will offer evening excursion train rides that evening only.

Cost for the “History Happy Hour” is $5 for adults 21 and older. Cost is in addition to regular museum admission and includes two drink tickets. Museum admission is $4 for Railroad Museum or Sacramento History Museum members and regular museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under.

Operated by California State Parks with financial assistance from the non-profit California State Railroad Museum Foundation, the California State Railroad Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Widely regarded as North America’s finest and most popular railroad museum, the complex of facilities includes the 100,000-square foot Railroad History Museum plus the reconstructed Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station and Freight Depot, 1849 Eagle Theatre, and Big Four and Dingley Spice Mill commercial buildings in Old Sacramento.

For 24-hour information visit or call 916-323-9280.

California State Railroad Museum

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