Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083 - United States




The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, a non-profit corporation, collects, preserves and displays examples of mechanical ingenuity and crafts associated with the early days of the American farm and rural community. The Museum offers educational and recreational opportunities to the public through exhibits, demonstrations, activities and programs displaying the art of invention fulfilling necessity. Acknowledging the past provides direction for the future.


The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum houses a blacksmith & wheelwright shop, weaving & spinning collection, steam & gas stationary engines, steam traction engines, gas & diesel tractors, n’ scale railroad and a Watch & Clock Museum on their 55 acres.

Special Museum Day Activity: Music In Motion
Come explore the sounds of ingenuity, industry & arts at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum will have an exclusive scavenger hunt themed "Music in Motion" featuring demonstrations of music and sounds throughout our 55 acre facility . Exhibits that will be open include: the Blacksmith Shop, Weavers, Short Track Railroad and Farmhouse, pumpkin patch, and more!

Free train and wagon rides available!


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