Plan Your Visit
With over 50 historic cars on display, 22 miles of track and 22 acres the Western Railway Museum is ideal for families and group outings. The Museum features historic railway exhibits, vintage streetcar and interurban train rides, a large shaded picnic grounds, our Museum Store, library archives, and Depot Cafe.
Daily Tours and Schedules
The Interurban50 minute ride
Departs at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3:30pm
The Streetcar15 minute ride
Departs every 30 minutes between interurban rides
Inclement weather may limit train operations. Occasionally we must modify our schedules according to the availability of volunteer staff or mechanical issues with our antique equipment. Track maintenance days are 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month, sometimes requiring modified schedules. For up-to-date information on daily operations, please call the museum.
Days + Hours
Saturdays & Sundays 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, we expand our hours to Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:30am to 5:00 pm. The Museum is open on Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The annual Pumpkin Patch Festival takes places the last three weekends of October. The Museum opens early at 9:30am. The first train runs at 10:00am. Trains depart every 30 minutes until 4:00pm.
Celebrate the holidays with story time for kids, photos with Santa or Mrs. Claus, plus extra days of operation between Christmas and New Year’s.
We offer extended hours and days in April for our popular Scenic Limited wildflower trains (the cookies and lemonade runs), and for our new Vintage Comet Wine Tasting Trains presented with the Suisun Valley Wine Co-Op.
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day.
Admission is good all day including all scheduled rides and tours.
- Adults – $10
- Seniors (over 65) – $9
- Children (2-14) – $7
A $1 event surcharge is added during the April wildflower trains. This surcharge benefits our public education programs and helps keep the historic rolling stock operational.
A $2 Pumpkin Patch surcharge is added during the Fall season. This surcharge benefits our local community granting programs of the Rotary Clubs of Fairfield, Cordelia, and Dixon. Our community thanks you for your support.
Individuals ($50) or Families ($70) are good for free admission for one year.
Map & Directions
The Western Railway Museum encourages photography and the use of video cameras for personal use. Sale, rental, or other commercial use (other than for editorial use) is prohibited without prior written authorization, including signing a single-use license agreement, and payment of fee. Commercial photography includes, but is not limited to, wedding photography, professional portraits, modeling, media, and images for resale in any form. To schedule wedding and portrait photographs please contact our Public Programs Manager. Reservations are required at least one week in advance.
*Commercial productions intended for broadcast will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of some frequently asked questions for which we have provided basic answers. Feel free to contact the museum if you need further assistance planning your visit. Thank you.
When do the trains operate?
Volunteers operate authentic, restored trains every day we are open. Follow the paved walkway from the Visitor Center to the boarding platforms at the north end of Car House One. Your admission ticket to the Museum is good all day, and you can ride as many times as you like.
We currently offer two different train ride experiences:
- The Interurban recreates the experience of riding a historic electric railcar between two rural stops one hundred years ago. Hour long trips depart at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm.
- The Streetcar recreates the experience of riding a historic streetcar through a small community. Fifteen minute trips depart every 30 minutes.
(All trips are subject to change and track conditions, and are weather permitting. (Rain rarely effects us, but does occasionally force us to temporarily suspend operations.)
When are you open?
Year round: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am – 5:00pm.
Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:30am – 5:00pm.
How much does it cost?
Please view the Plan Your Visit Overview section for pricing information.
Where are you located?
See the Contact page to view a map and get directions.
How long should we plan to visit?
Tickets to the museum are good all day and include unlimited train rides. Although you are welcome to stay as long as you like, most visitors find that 3-to-4 hours is sufficient to:
- Take a train ride (or two, or three, or…)
- Experience the Traction Labs exhibit in Cameron Hall
- Tour our collection of historic trains in Car House One
- Have a picnic in our park
- Visit the Museum store
Is there food available?
The Depot Café snack bar serves old-fashioned steamed hot dogs, chips, candy, snacks, sodas, ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider, tea, and water. We have vegi-burgers for vegans and grilled cheese for vegetarians.
Are you dog-friendly?
Yes! (as long as your dog is people-friendly.) We welcome on-lead dogs whose owners bring a water bowl and poop bags. Dogs can even ride the trains, although our director reports that not all dogs (like his) enjoy the train ride. That said, we’d rather you bring your dog in with you, than leave it in your car.
What about accessibility?
The Western Railway Museum, including our Visitors’ Center, modern restrooms, Depot Café snack bar, car houses, and parking lot meet or exceed the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, due to the historic nature of the trains, they are not wheelchair accessible.
Do you offer tours for groups, schools, or seniors?
If your group is less than 40 people, no reservations are necessary. Groups of 40 or more can receive a $1 discount on admission if they are paying as one group. You can read about special programs for schools and seniors.
Can I take public transit to the Museum?
Unfortunately, not at this time. While you can take a Capitol Corridor train to the Suisun City/Fairfield station, there is no connecting bus service between the train station and the Museum on weekends. The Delta Breeze bus runs only Mondays through Fridays. It does not run on Saturdays and Sundays when the Museum is open to the public.
Cabs may be available at the station. A one-way cab fare between Suisun and the Museum is approximately $20.
Do I need to have a PayPal Account to submit payment using the Donation or Membership forms?
You DO NOT need a PayPal account. You may choose the “Pay with debit or credit card” option when prompted…