The Southern California Railway Museum offers a number of unique indoor and outdoor event venues that are sure to make your occasion memorable. Let us be the site of your next special event! Working with your caterer or special events planner, our Facilities Rental staff can help ensure an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Rates depend on the area being used and the length of the event.

Holstrom Park

Holstom-Park

Holstrom Park is a large outdoor park, fenced in with many trees for shade. Picnic tables for visitors, restrooms next door in Grizzly Flats Car barn. Ideal for outdoor weddings, company picnics, children events.

Call the Museum at (951) 943-3020, e‑mail info@socalrailway.org or complete our Venue Rental Info Form for more information.

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Town Hall

Town-Hall

Town Hall is outfitted with a serving kitchen line, tables, and chairs to seat 75 in banquet room, AC/heating inside, three restrooms (one ADA-compliant), an overhead projector and wall screen. Plenty of adjacent parking. Ideal for meetings, parties, and wedding receptions.

Call the Museum at (951) 943-3020, e‑mail info@socalrailway.org or complete our Venue Rental Info Form for more information.

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Town Hall is currently undergoing a RENOVATION and should be available for rental soon. Please check back!

CARHOUSE 4

Car House 4

Carhouse 4 houses much of the Museum’s collection of historic railcars, trolleys, and our steam locomotive—Ventura County #2. It can seat small and large groups, up to 200 people. Tables, chairs, and portable restrooms can be rented. There is plenty of available parking in the visitor’s lot.

Call the Museum at (951) 943-3020, e‑mail info@socalrailway.org or complete our Facility Use Booking Form for more information.

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Party Caboose Rental

Caboose Rental

The Party Caboose provides a great place to bring friends and family for a fun birthday or event. Enjoy our park and ride our historic trains and trolleys.

The party caboose seats up to 25 inside and has a fenced yard for your event. Party Caboose rentals include the following:

  • Caboose and fenced yard location Rental
  • Ride tickets for your guests on the Museum’s railroad
  • A small party favor gift for each guest
  • Engineers cap for the guest of honor

Chairs, tables, bounce house, BBQ and other items available for additional charge.

Call the Museum at (951) 943-3020, e‑mail info@socalrailway.org or complete our Party Caboose Rental Info Form for more information.

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Charters

Book your own private train or trolley rides! The perfect school or youth organization field trip, corporate outing, or family reunion. Charters usually include rides on two different trolleys, a train ride on our mainline, and a guided tour of the Museum grounds (allow 2 to 3 hours).

You can bring your own picnic, but alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited on Museum property. A catered lunch can be arranged.

Charter scheduling may be affected by equipment availability, other activities at the Museum, or staffing limitations. Full refunds are issued if you notify us more than 72 hours before the charter.

If it’s raining or looks like it might, call the Museum at least two hours before your charter time to check the local weather. We don’t recommend visits during heavy rain. Your deposit can be refunded or you can reschedule your charter.

Parking is always free.

Call the Museum at (951) 943-3020, e‑mail info@socalrailway.org or complete our Charter Booking Form for more information.

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Photography/Film

The Museum is one of the premier Photo and Film locations in Southern California. Although outside the LA zone, it offers a unique view into Los Angeles transportation from yesteryear. It has the largest collection of rail equipment and artifacts in the western United States. Although the collection focuses on the Southern California region, there are examples of trains and trolleys from all over the USA and the world, including Japan, Ireland, and Canada. There are nearly 100 acres of property and miles of rails in a variety of settings.

Locations around the Museum grounds take you from the late 1800’s to present day industrial.

A few examples of location shoots available on our property:

  • Broadway Streetscape
  • 1890’s Perris Depot (Downtown Perris)
  • Mid Century Train Station
  • Large Brick Loading Platform
  • Railyards
  • Deserted looking track
  • Parks
  • Junk Piles
  • Trolley & Street Cars
  • Unique Railcars of all types and ages
  • Turntable & Water Tower
  • Railroad Street Crossings
  • Large Storage Buildings

The Museum is no stranger to movies and photo shoots; over the years, countless studios and photographers have chosen us as their location. In a number of cases, we have provided equipment off-site for major motion pictures.  Here are some movies that the Museum or Museum equipment was featured in:

Anyone filming on the Museum property must obtain permits from the city of Perris. All filming must carry insurance. The Museum’s mission is presenting railway history to the public. Filming must always portray railroading in a positive light and safely.

Call the Museum at (951) 943-3020, e‑mail info@socalrailway.org or complete our Photo/Film Shoot Request Form for more information.

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