Group Tours & Private Charters
The Western Railway Museum welcomes groups of all types for private tours and train charters throughout the year. Current exhibits, spacious picnic grounds, a tour of our Car House, and a 11-mile round trip ride on our restored historic electric rail cars are all included in the reservation fee. Additional amenities or activities may be accommodated upon request.
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 through Labor Day. Hours of operation are always 10:30 am – 5:00 pm.
During a regular open day, the fee for private groups under 20 people is simply the regular price of admission, $15 per adult, $14 for seniors, and $12 per child aged 2 through 14. Groups of 20 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 $350 covers the first 20 people. Additional visitors are $13 each.
Our private train charters are staffed by uniformed attendants, and take place aboard our 1914 Salt Lake and Utah Railroad parlor observation car #751 (seats 38). A second car that seats an additional 50 is available to accommodate larger groups. 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 is due no later than the day of the event. Cancellations made 1 week or more before the event are eligible to receive a full refund. Cancellations made less than 1 week before the reservation date forfeit their full deposit.
To book a group tour, please call the museum at 707-374-2978
Bus Tour Companies receive a special rate of $13 Per adult, $12 Per Senior and $10 per child. Bus tours can be customized to include train rides, guided walking tours, and lunch in the museum's park areas. Train rides are 50 minutes, so plan for a 1 to 2 hour experience. Free Bus parking is available and Bus drivers & tour leaders are complementary.
A $50 deposit is required to reserve a date, and dates are available on a first come basis.
The Western Railway Museum facilities offer the perfect setting for your next group luncheon, meeting or other group outing.
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 $14/adult, $13/senior, and $11/child, and may include tickets for our 50-minute, 11 mile round trip train excursion.
* For special inquires, such as weddings and larger group events, please contact the Museum directly at 707-374-2978