Group Visits & Parties
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, please call the museum at 707-374-2978.
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.
Charters 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.
Confirm your reservation at least 3 weeks in advance with a 50% deposit (Major credit cards and checks accepted.) Payment in full due no later than the day of the event. Cancellations made 1 week or more before the event receive full refund. Cancellations made less than 1 week before reservation date forfeit their deposit.
The F.M. Smith Memorial Library is perfect for small meetings or luncheons for up to 50 people. Rental rate is $125/hour and includes: 30 minutes free for set-up, 30 minutes free for breakdown time, 2 library tables (42” x 96”), 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 may include tickets for our 50-minute, 11 mile round trip train excursion.