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Visiting the Museum

Regular Hours and Location
Grounds: Sunday-Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free Admission & Parking
Museum Store: Monday-Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Weekday Guided Tours: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 3;00PM ($5/Person)
Weekend Train & Trolley Rides: Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00AM – 4:00PM ($9-$13 Per Person)

Times and prices above may vary based on events – Check out our Event Schedule

2201 S. “A” Street, Perris CA 92570

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Helpful Tips When Visiting

Getting Here

  • Plan your drive and check traffic by using a map application such as Google Maps
    • Address 2201 South A St, Perris CA 92570
    • Museum parking is free!

Enjoying Your Time At the Museum

  • Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly by using a weather application such as weather.com
    • Inland Empire weather can vary greatly, so sunscreen and/or extra layers may be necessary
  • Familiarize yourself with the venue through our interactive map
    • During the week exhibits are accessible through a Guided Tour for $5/Person. Members are eligible for free tours! Consider becoming a member.
    • On the weekends select exhibits are opened
      • Grizzly Flats (Narrow Gauge Collection): Saturdays/Sundays 11:30am-4:30pm
      • Carhouse 1 (Los Angeles Railway Collection): Saturdays/Sundays 10am-5:00pm
      • Fred Harvey Museum: 1st & 3rd Saturdays 11:00AM – 4:00PM
      • Carhouse 4 (Steam Locomotive and Pacific Electric Collection): Varies depending on volunteer availability. Please call or email in advance for the most up to date information.
      • Middleton (Model Railroad Collection): Varies depending on volunteer availability. Please call or email in advance for the most up to date information.
  • The Museum has beautiful park spaces to feel free to bring a picnic lunch or snacks to enjoy! You can also visit the Museum Store (Pinacate Station) for light snacks, drinks, coffee, and ice cream.
  • Some events have TIMED TICKETS; if this is the case please arrive an hour before your timed departure
  • Regular weekend train and trolley rides, as well as some events, do not have timed tickets, in this instance please observe the event page and/or event schedule for departure times

Accessibility

  • Please note: there are NO PETS allowed on Museum Grounds but Service Animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.
  • A Wheelchair Lift is available for mainline trains upon request. Our Historical Trolleys are not wheelchair accessible.

  • The following Museum Exhibits are fully accessible via wheelchair:
    • Grizzly Flats
    • Carhouse 1
    • Carhouse 4
    • Machine Shop

Safety

  • Please remember that the Museum is an actual operating railroad and guests need to be aware of and respect the right-of-way, always stop, look, and listen at each track crossing
  • As an operating railroad the Museum is required to follow all guidelines and mandates set forth by the Federal Railroad Administration and the US Department of Transportation