The Museum


The Southern California Railway Museum covers over 100 acres. In 1956, This southwest Riverside County landmark relocated to Perris, California. The Museum is home to a vast collection of historical locomotives, railcars, trolleys, 3-foot gauge, model trains and so much more. The Museum hosts a number of events throughout the year. Train and Trolley operate every weekend; tickets are available in the Gift Store. The Museum Venue is available for Corporate and Private events.

Hosted Tours

Narrated tours of the museum and our extensive collection are available Monday through Friday between 9AM and 3PM.

Our knowledgeable docents will explain our 64-year history. They’ll give you in-depth descriptions of our historic locomotives and rail cars. You’ll be able to access many of them.

Tours can be arranged in advance for a $3 per person fee. Drop-in tours are subject to docent availability; they are free but your donations are appreciated. Fees and donations are essential to the future of our great museum.

Train & Trolley Operations

You can take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating Trolley or behind a Locomotive every Saturday and Sunday – ride as many times as you like during our operating hours (except during special ticketed events). Visit our Weekend Rides page for information.

Membership and volunteer opportunities are available.