Plan Your Visit
With over 50 historic cars on display, 22 miles of track and 22 acres the Western Railway Museum is ideal for families and group outings. The Museum features historic railway exhibits, vintage streetcar and interurban train rides, a large shaded picnic grounds, our Museum Store, library archives, and Depot Cafe.
Admission is good all day including all scheduled rides.
- Adults – $10
- Seniors (over 65) – $9
- Children (2-14) – $7
The Interurban50 minute ride
Departs at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm
The Streetcar15 minute ride
Departs every 30 minutes between interurban rides
Inclement weather may limit museum operations. Occasionally we must modify our schedules according to the availability of volunteer staff or mechanical issues with our antique equipment. Track maintenance days are 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month, sometimes requiring modified schedules. For up-to-date information on daily operations, please call the museum.
Days + Hours
Saturdays & Sundays 10:30am – 5:00pm
During the summer, we expand days of operation to Wednesdays through Sundays with hours being 10:30am to 5:00pm. The Museum is also open on Memorial Day and Labor Day. Dates for our summer 2018 operating schedule will be posted in Spring 2018.
The annual Pumpkin Patch Festival takes place on three October weekends before Halloween. The Museum opens early at 9:30am. The first train runs at 10:00am. Trains depart every 30 minutes until 4:00pm.
We offer extended hours and days in April for our popular Scenic Limited trains (the cookies and lemonade runs), and for our Vintage Comet Wine Tasting Trains.
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day.
Individuals ($50) or Families ($70) are good for free admission for one year.
Map & Directions
The Western Railway Museum encourages photography and the use of video cameras for personal use. Sale, rental, or other commercial use (other than for editorial use) is prohibited without prior written authorization, including signing a single-use license agreement, and payment of fee. Commercial photography includes, but is not limited to, wedding photography, professional portraits, modeling, media, and images for resale in any form. To schedule wedding and portrait photographs please contact our Marketing & Events Manager. Reservations are required at least one week in advance.
*Commercial productions intended for broadcast will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of some frequently asked questions for which we have provided basic answers. Feel free to contact the museum if you need further assistance planning your visit. Thank you!
When do the trains operate?
Volunteers operate authentic, restored trains every day we are open. Follow the paved walkway from the Visitor Center to the boarding platforms at the north end of Car House One. Your admission ticket to the Museum is good all day, and you can ride as many times as you like.
We currently offer two different train ride experiences:
- The Interurban recreates the experience of riding a historic electric railcar between two rural stops one hundred years ago. Hour long trips depart at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm.
- The Streetcar recreates the experience of riding a historic streetcar through a small community. Fifteen minute trips depart every 30 minutes.
(All trips are subject to change and track conditions, and are weather permitting. (Rain rarely affects us, but does occasionally force us to temporarily suspend operations.)
When are you open?
Year round: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am – 5:00pm.
Summer hours (June 14th - August 13th): Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:30am – 5:00pm.
How much does it cost?
Please view the Plan Your Visit Overview section for pricing information.
Where are you located?
See the Contact page to view a map and get directions.
How long should we plan to visit?
Tickets to the museum are good all day and include unlimited train rides. Although you are welcome to stay as long as you like, most visitors find that 3-to-4 hours is sufficient to:
- Take a train ride (or two, or three, or…)
- Experience the Traction Labs exhibit in Cameron Hall
- Tour our collection of historic trains in Car House One
- Have a picnic in our park
- Visit the Museum store
Is there food available?
The Depot Café snack bar serves old-fashioned steamed hot dogs, chips, candy, snacks, sodas, ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider, tea, and water. We have vegi-burgers for vegans and grilled cheese for vegetarians.
Are you dog-friendly?
Yes! (as long as your dog is people-friendly.) We welcome on-lead dogs whose owners bring a water bowl and poop bags. Dogs can even ride the trains, although our director reports that not all dogs (like his) enjoy the train ride. That said, we’d rather you bring your dog in with you, than leave it in your car.
What about accessibility?
The Western Railway Museum, including our Visitors’ Center, modern restrooms, Depot Café snack bar, car houses, and parking lot meet or exceed the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, due to the historic nature of the trains, they are not wheelchair accessible.
Do you offer tours for groups, schools, or seniors?
If your group is less than 40 people, no reservations are necessary. Groups of 40 or more can receive a $1 discount on admission if they are paying as one group. You can read about special programs for schools and seniors.
Can I take public transit to the Museum?
Unfortunately, not at this time. While you can take a Capitol Corridor train to the Suisun City/Fairfield station, there is no connecting bus service between the train station and the Museum on weekends. The Delta Breeze bus runs only Mondays through Fridays. It does not run on Saturdays and Sundays when the Museum is open to the public.
Cabs may be available at the station. A one-way cab fare between Suisun and the Museum is approximately $20.
Do I need to have a PayPal Account to submit payment using the Donation or Membership forms?
You DO NOT need a PayPal account. You may choose the “Pay with debit or credit card” option when prompted…