Western Rail Road Museum Events

Rentals & Charters

Host 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 details.

Rental
School Field Trips
Group Visits

Private Train Charters

The Western Railway Museum offers private train charters aboard our 1914 Salt Lake and Utah Railroad parlor observation car #751 (seats 38). A second car that seats 50 is available to accommodate larger groups, if necessary.

Visitors on a private train charterCharters are staffed by uniformed attendants serving assorted finger sandwiches and wraps, veggie and fruit trays, cookies for desert, water and lemonade.

Private charters are $35/person, with a 20-person minimum and last 90 minutes. Passengers board 30 minutes before departure and then enjoy an hour long, 11 mile round trip ride.

To confirm a reservation, we request at least 3 weeks notice and a 50% deposit via check, 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 receive full refund. Cancellations made less than 1 week before reservation date forfeit their deposit.

Rental

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 full refund.
  • 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.”

Group Visits

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.