your next special event at the Western Railway Museum! The
Western Railway Museum offers a wide range of social, corporate,
and educational opportunities for schools, seniors, churches, clubs,
associations, and businesses. Call 707-374-2978 for additional
School Field Trips
Private Train Charters
The Western Railway Museum offers two-hour private train charters aboard our 1914 Salt Lake and Utah Railroad parlor observation car #751 (seats 39). Additional seating is available aboard our Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Coach Car #1020 (seats 60). Central California Traction Box Motor #7 pulls the train.
Charters are staffed by uniformed attendants serving assorted finger sandwiches and wraps, veggie trays, assorted fruit, dessert (cookies, cake, or puff pastries), and non-alcoholic cold beverages.
Private charters are $35/person, with a 20-person minimum. To confirm a reservation, we request at least 3 weeks notice and a 50% deposit via check or any of the following credit cards: Visa, Amex, MasterCard, or Discover. Payment in full must be made no later than the day of the event. Refund policy: Cancellations made 1 week or more before the event date receive full refund. Cancellations made less than 1 week before reservation date will forfeit their deposit.
Cameron Hall, our 2300 sq. ft. exhibit hall is
available for weddings, receptions, parties, conventions, and meetings,
from 20 - 200 people. Rental rate is $200/hour and includes
1 free hour for set-up and 1 free hour for breakdown time. The
Museum does not provide tables, chairs, or catering services, but
can recommend numerous vendors in these areas. On days when
the museum is open to the public (on Saturdays and Sundays), the
hall is available for private use any time after 5:00pm (although
set-up can begin at 3:30pm).
The F.M. Smith Memorial Library is perfect for
small meetings or luncheons for up to 32 people. Rental rate
is $100/hour and includes: 30 minutes free for set-up, 30 minutes
free for breakdown time, 2 library tables (42” x 96”)
16 chairs, DVD, VHS, and video projector.
Laflin Park with its 1.5 acres of grass-covered
lawn and abundant shade trees is available for group outings, company
picnics, weddings, receptions, parties, conventions, and meetings,
for from 40 to 500 people. Rental rate is $9/adult, $8/senior,
and $6/child, and includes tickets for our 50-minute, 10-mile round
trip train excursion.
School Field Trips
The Western Railway Museum welcomes school group visits throughout
the year. The fee to bring your group varies depending on
the size of your group and when you wish to visit. The Museum
is open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, and Wednesday
through Sunday from Memorial Day – Labor Day. Hours
of operation are always 10:30am – 5:00pm.
During a regular open day, the fee for school groups under 40
people is simply the regular price of admission, $10 per adult,
$9 for seniors, and $7 per student aged 2 though 14. Groups
of 40 or more paying together receive $1 off.
A special field trip program is available during non-operating
days (i.e. mid-week) September - May. A field trip to the
Museum can offer students an age-appropriate introduction to American
history before the automobile, and includes:
- An information packet full of facts about our historic electric
rail cars, and teaching tools in the form of educational games
and puzzles, as well as grade-appropriate social history.
- Learning about the importance of electric railroads.
- “Operation Lifesaver” presentation, a nationally
recognized railroad safety program.
- A 10-mile round trip ride on an authentic restored historic
electric rail car.
- Minimum fee of $250 covers the first 50 attendees (students, teachers, chaperones, and siblings). Additional attendees are $5 each. Children under 2 are free.
- At least one teacher or chaperone must be present for every 10 children under the age of 15.
- A $50 deposit is required to hold your date. Full payment
is due on the day of the field trip. We accept Visa, MasterCard,
Amex, Discover, and checks made payable to: Western Railway Museum.
- Cancellations 72+ hours in advance of reservation date receive
- Cancellations less than 72 hours in advance of reservation
date forfeit deposit.
- “No shows” are responsible for full fee.
To book a field trip, download and complete this form and
fax to: 707-374-6742.
A field trip to the Western Railway Museum can help students and
teachers address many California State Curriculum Standards, especially
in grades K-5. To learn more, click here to download
the .PDF document “Standards Based Education Resources at
Solano County Museums.”
The Western Railway Museum welcomes family, adult and senior groups
throughout the year. Picnic grounds, a car house tour, and
a 10-mile round trip ride on our restored historic electric rail
cars are all included in the admission price.
The fee to bring your group varies depending on the size of your
group and when you wish to visit. The Museum is open Saturdays
and Sundays throughout the year, and Wednesday through Sunday from
Memorial Day – Labor Day. Hours of operation are always
10:30am – 5:00pm.
During a regular open day, the fee for groups under 40 people
is simply the regular price of admission, $10 per adult, $9 for
seniors, and $7 per child aged 2 though 14. Groups of 40
or more paying together receive $1 off.
If you wish to reserve a date when we are not normally open, such
as a weekday between September and May, the minimum fee of $450
covers the first 40 people. Additional visitors are $10 each. Bus
drivers are complimentary.
A $50 deposit is required to reserve a date, and dates are available
on a first come basis.
To book a group visit, download and complete this form and
fax to: 707-374-6742.