To honor their service and celebrate the patriotic holiday, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to offer veterans and active military personnel with complimentary steam train excursion rides behind Granite Rock No.10 and complimentary Museum admission on Saturday, November 11, 2017. With patriotic music playing aboard the trains, veteran and active military personnel are encouraged to wear their uniforms with pride while enjoying an excursion train ride offered at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Veterans Day.
Excursion train ride guests will delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, working locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River for a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion. Appealing to all ages, the train features a combination of vintage closed cars and open air gondolas. All excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets). Advance train ride tickets are available at https://www.californiarailroad.us/intro/home/purchase-tickets/november-2017/ as well as in-person if space is still available; note first class service is not available that day.
To receive complimentary Museum admission on this celebratory day, veterans and active military personnel must show their current military ID or proof of discharge under conditions other than dishonorable or bad conduct. Regular excursion train tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), and ages five and under ride free. Regular Railroad Museum admission is $12 for adults, $6 for youths, and children ages five and under are free. More information is available at 916-323-9280 or www.californiarailroad.museum.
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