125 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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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! Open year-round, visitors experience lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events.
"Double Exposure: Photography & the Transcontinental Railroad" showcasing the timeline of the development of photography from 1839 through today, along with a wide range of photography elements, including original daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, salted-paper prints, stereographs, and more. The science and optics behind early photography are covered and visitors will learn to recognize differences between the various types of photographs.
Train rides behind a vintage diesel locomotive, weekends April through September 11 am to 5 pm. Additional fees apply.
This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.
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