Commercial photography is allowed on a case by case basis by advance arrangement. Trains & Tripods: A Morning for Photographers at the Museum is a special event offered at the California State Railroad Museum in coordination with its non-profit partner, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation.
Tripods and handheld flash are allowed during this event.
The two highways join together just a few miles north of Sacramento, near Sacramento International Airport. Exit at "J" Street (a one-way, eastbound street) and go two blocks to Fifth Street. Follow the large overhead signs to "Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum."Parking Tips On-street, metered parking in Old Sacramento is for short durations only (90 minutes maximum) and the limited amount of spaces generally fill up early.
Thus, we recommend instead that guests utilize the public parking garages located at either end of Old Sacramento.
Although the California State Railroad Museum does not offer parking validations, we keep a list of participating merchants at our Front Desk which you may look over during your visit.
The California State Railroad Museum (CSRM) in Old Sacramento is the world-class tribute to the role of the "iron horse" in connecting California to the rest of the nation.
Following World War II, San Jose experienced an economic boom, with a rapid population growth and aggressive annexation of nearby cities and communities carried out in the 1950s and 1960s. Census indicated that San Jose had officially surpassed San Francisco as the most populous city in Northern California.
The rapid growth of the high-technology and electronics industries further accelerated the transition from an agricultural center to an urbanized metropolitan area. San Jose's location within the booming high tech industry, as a cultural, political, and economic center has earned the city the nickname "Capital of Silicon Valley".
Excursion trains run weekends April through September, departures on the hour 11 a.m. From San Francisco/East Bay/Fairfield Take Interstate Highway 80-East to West Sacramento.The Tamyen spoke Tamyen language of the Ohlone language family.With the Spanish colonization of California, the majority of the Tamyen came to inhabit Mission Santa Clara de Asís and Mission San José.Exit at "J" Street (a one-way, eastbound street) and go two blocks to Fifth Street. Follow the large overhead signs to "Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum."From Reno/Auburn/Roseville Take Interstate Highway 80-West to Interstate Highway 5-South. Exit at "J" Street (a one-way, eastbound stree t) and go two blocks to Fifth Street. Follow the large overhead signs to "Old Sacramento/Railroad Museum."From South Lake Tahoe/Placerville Take Highway 50-West to Sacramento.Continue west on Highway 50/Business 80 to Interstate Highway 5-North and downtown Sacramento.Nominal hourly and daily rates are available, and you won"t have to worry about moving the car when your meter runs out.