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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park



Ride the historic rails! Railtown 1897 SHP preserves a functioning steam locomotive repair and maintenance facility. This one-of-a-kind attraction combines industrial heritage and railroad history with the lore of Hollywood's film industry.

In the heart of California's Gold Country, Railtown 1897 SHP is home to the Historic Jamestown Shops and Roundhouse. Tour the historic roundhouse and operating turntable. The unique facilities, including a blacksmith and machine shop, are still used to inspect, repair and rebuild locomotives and railcars. Enjoy a picnic in the large grassy area, then head over to see fan favorites like the Movie Exhibit and the Movie Star, Sierra No. 3. More than 200 productions have used the park and trains. Visitors will recognize several titles, including Back to the Future Part III.

Allowed Activities
Guided Tours
Self Guided Tours
Good For
Rules & Regulation
Dogs On Leash
Dogs Permitted With Restrictions
No Camping

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

Exhibits/Programs: This park includes a historic train depot and other exhibit areas that are generally accessible. Some assistance may be required with occasionally steep ramps, and with unusual raised flooring details in the depot. Parking: A small parking area includes two spaces designated accessible. Restrooms: One portable restroom is accessible. Call the park for more information.