Orange Empire Railway Museum

Perris, CA

Where are we going?

Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South A Street

951 657-2605

What is there to do?

Choo Choo! Get ready to explore the West's LARGEST collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, electric cars, street cars and many, many other artifacts that date back to the 1870s!

It's history and locomotives all rolled into one in this California family day out at the Orange Empire Railway Museum!

In fact, this popular railway museum is home to over 200 streetcars and railway vehicles, giving families the chance to step back in time and experience the early days of electric, diesel and steam railway transportation in and around Los Angeles. 

The Orange Empire Railway Museum is a railroad museum that was founded all the way back in 1956 in Perris, California, and started out known as the "Orange Empire Trolley Museum". 

Today, the museum operates a heritage railroad on the museum grounds where kids and adults alike can actually rides these trains and experience the magic of a train ride!.

The collection focuses on Southern California's railroad history and houses the largest collection of Pacific Electric Railway rolling stock in the world, with much of it rescued from scrapyards after the discontinuation of their passenger operations.

The museum is great for kids, with a number of events running throughout the year that are perfectly designed for families. Kids can enjoy a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, or take a train to Santa's workshop over the holidays!

Over Easter the Bunny Train departs, and over Fall the Pumpkin Patch Express takes to the tracks. 

It's locomotive history coming to live at the Orange Empire Railway Museum, so kids, get those conductor hats on. It's time to climb aboard!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free access, except on major events. On weekends, all day pass to ride the trains is $12

Children: Same as adult, except all day train pass on weekends is $8 (Ages 5 to 11)

Free Under: 4 years for riding the trains

Family Deals: A family pass for one family (two adults and all of their children) is $40 for weekend train rides


Need a little extra help?

Just give them a call to chat about the accessibility of the museum and the train rides, they will be happy to help!


When can we go?

Regular hours 9am - 5pm. Trolleys & trains operate weekends & major holidays, 11am - 5pm

Open everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas!


Any top tips?

If you visit on a weekday, call ahead to reserve a guided tour, available at 10 AM and 2 PM for a small fee. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes

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