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! Throughout the year, experience lavishly restored trains, engaging exhibits, and unique special events. Weekends April 25-September 27, ride behind a real steam locomotive.
“The Rail Splitter and the Railroads: Lincoln, the Union and the Golden State.”
The exhibit—timed to also commemorate the 140th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad—has been created especially for the California State Railroad Museum. demonstrates how Lincoln was instrumental in determining the role of American railroads in the transportation and early movement of crops and, eventually, even California gold. Additionally, the exhibit content includes interesting elements from Lincoln’s law career as it related to key issues concerning the railroad.
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