• Experience California

    as it was 100 years ago

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  • Picturesque & Historic

    11-mile electrically powered train trip

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  • Family Fun

    affordable adventure for all ages

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  • Educational Trip

    learn about the history of electric railways

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  • Be A Part Of It All

    become a member, volunteer, or donate

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Returning to our Mission

"To preserve the regional history of electric railways as a living resource for the benefit of present and future generations"

Electric railroads of the 20th century helped bind cities together and helped bind cities into regions, supporting regional business and transportation needs. Often they acted as the connection between local communities and the big national railroads.

In times like these, we are well aware we are just one of the many voices asking for your support. Recent donations have allowed us to properly outfit our museum facilities and staff for safe operation, and therefore a return to public operation.

Your gift of any amount helps the continued pursuit of its mission. The Western Railway Museum is a 501 (c)(3) public benefit, non-profit corporation, and your donations are tax deductible 

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Donate Today

The Western Railway Museum needs your help during these uncertain times. Your donation to the Museum's General Fund helps us pay our utility bills, maintain our buildings and grounds, perform track and overhead lines maintenance, and continue car maintenance and restoration in our shop. Donating to the General Fund also helps us prepare the Museum for reopening by making our buildings and grounds safe for our visitors and volunteers. Would you please consider a donation to help keep the Museum moving?

Donate Now

Museum Closed Until Further Notice

Due to the governor’s address, we will be closed until further notice. In the meantime, we are working on making the museum safe for both our volunteers and guests.

When the museum does open up, you can expect:

  • the museum adheres to California and Solano County guidelines for facility safety.
  • enhanced cleaning and sanitation of our visitors center and operating rail cars.
  • all staff will be wearing masks, for protection of the public and staff, including our valuable volunteers.

We hope to you back at the museum very soon!


Joining the Western Railway Museum is a contribution to preserving the heritage of electric railways. Not only will you be helping support our operation and our various projects, you will also enjoy a number of benefits and special opportunities available only to members.



We constantly need new dedicated volunteers, and we welcome all from age 18 and up, and all skill levels. We’ll help you find an activity that you enjoy, and provide any training necessary for you to join our veteran volunteers. Volunteers perform a huge variety of tasks at our museum – you’re sure to find something you like.


Support Us

Please make a contribution today to support historic preservation at the Western Railway Museum.

Donations are vital to our success, and support museum operations.


  • This place is excellent for a short day trip and completely affordable. All of the volunteers were very nice, family oriented and extremely knowledgeable about the history and the cars themselves, making the experience much more than just checking out old trains.

    — Alison E. (Fairfield, CA)

  • Great historic trains...friendly conductors...fun way to spend a Saturday! There's a museum, cafe, gift shop, etc. Loved the pumpkin patch...highly recommend this half day adventure for the young and old!

    — Terri S. (Granite Bay, CA)

  • Great place to go especially if you or your kid loves trains. Lots of senior citizens enjoying themselves too. They have electric trains and electric street cars. Go check it out! Cheap fun day especially if you bring your own picnic lunch.

    — J D. (San Francisco, CA)

  • I had a WONDERFUL time visiting this museum. The museum is a Heritage Railroad and the second largest electric museum on the West Coast. I've now visited a number of streetcar/trolley/interurban museums in the Mid-West, New England, East Coast and Ontario, and this collection rates highly in my book.

    — Peter G. (San Mateo, CA)

  • I've been posting and recommending this place to everyone. Thank you for a top notch experience and wonderful volunteers who love what they do there! We became members so we can come back many times.

    — A. Turner (Fairfield, CA)


Year Round
Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
(June 13th - August 18th)
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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