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Western Railway Museum Suisun City

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Western Railway Museum
5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City
CA
94585
Tel: 707-374-2978

Directions

From Interstate 80 in Fairfield, CA, take State Highway 12 EAST towards Rio Vista. The museum is located half way between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

Where are we going today?

The railroad is such an important part of American history, and it's a rare experience to be able to see what California was actually like 100 years ago - but you can do that right at the Western Railway Museum!

This fascinating museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the electric railway, and now YOU can learn all about it too! Not only that, at the Western Railway Museum you can actually enjoy an 11 mile trip with the family. Pretty cool!

The train will take you through the picturesque Montezuma Hills which is actually over the historic main line of the Sacramento Northern Railway - so you will be seeing exactly what those passengers saw around a century ago!

The museum is a living history museum, so kids get to ride authentic historic streetcars, and even interurban electric trains that are from all over the state, as well as the western US.

When you're not enjoying the train rides, you can check out the 50 historic cars that are on display, and really get up close to some history changing locomotives. If the family love trains, you will love the Western Railway Museum!

When you've finished your exploration, there are still shaded picnic grounds to enjoy, as well as a cafe and store, so there is plenty to fill up your family day out.

So grab those conductor hats - because you're about to go on a ride 100 years in the past!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$7 (Ages 2-14)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10:30am - 5pm

All year round - weekends only. Open Wed - Fri also from Memorial to Labor Day

Teachers corner

They love to welcome schools across the year! For over 40 students they offer a discount, and they have special field trip programs available midweek from September to May. .

I'm Hungry!

The Depot Cafe snack bar is on site, serving hot and cold drinks, old-fashioned steamed beef hotdogs, cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, candy, chips, trail mix and cookies. Tasty!.

Any Top Tips?

Check out the very cool events they hold across the year. Make sure you check the times for these as they could vary from the regular opening times. .

Baby Facilities

The restrooms have changing tables..

Can I get one of those?

The Museum Store sells gift items like mugs, hats, clothing, books, DVD's, calendar's, magnets, pins, and a large stock of Thomas The Tank Engine too - of course!.

More information

The Interurban ride is 50 minutes long and departs at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. The Streetcar is 15 minutes and departs every 30 minutes between the Interurban rides. .

What people are saying?

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    We took my son here because he is a little train nut. The whole family had a great time. The conductor/docent George was outstanding. He answered all of my sons questions and did a great job of explaining stuff on the electric train rides. Because there were so many volunteers during our Friday visit, both trains were in operation. So we got to ride the interurban train and the streetcar ride. We also got a tour of Car House Three which had dozens of great restored train cars and a piece of Hollywood history-- the car from the movie "Harold...Read More

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    If your into old trolleys, You''ll love this place.

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by Michael Novean

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We took my son here because he is a little train nut. The whole family had a great time. The conductor/docent George was outstanding. He answered all of my sons questions and did a great job of explaining stuff on the electric train rides. Because there were so many volunteers during our Friday visit, both trains were in operation. So we got to ride the interurban train and the streetcar ride. We also got a tour of Car House Three which had dozens of great restored train cars and a piece of Hollywood history-- the car from the movie "Harold and Maude".

For any train enthusiast or parent of a train enthusiast, this is a great visit. And considering that it is all done with private donations, this place is remarkable.

The Weather

Sunday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 97° F / 36° C
Humidity: 26 %
Wind: ENE - 10 MPH

Monday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 99° F / 37° C
Humidity: 27 %
Wind: SW - 9 MPH

Tuesday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 96° F / 36° C
Humidity: 30 %
Wind: WSW - 14 MPH

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