• 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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Help Save a BART Train

The Rapid Transit History Center is an exciting new project that will save a historic BART train. The RTHC will give guests the opportunity to learn about the history of the BART. Museum guests will learn about early concepts and challenges BART had when constructing a new transit system during the Space Age.

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2021 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting will be held on March 27, 2021 via zoom. 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

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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!

Membership

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.

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Volunteer

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.

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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.

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  • 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)

Hours

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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