Located in Old Sacramento, the California State Railroad Museum is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as North America's most popular railroad museum, there is something here for everyone! Throughout the year, experience lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events. Every weekend April-September, ride behind a real locomotive!
California became a state on September 9, 1850, at the height of the Gold Rush. A narrative on the coming of statehood can be found at the California State Archives' and Golden State Museum's web site, www.learncalifornia.org.