Welcome to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

You Helped Us Grow!

The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is excited to announce the success of the next step towards opening of its narrow gauge railroad excursion.  We asked you to support

our Railroad Turntable Project, and our friends responded!  We asked for $9,500 to complete the project and that goal was exceeded.  In the end we collected $10,600.  We couldn't be happier, and  to the more than 90 donors we say Thank You!

The Museum exhibits a collection of railroad and aviation artifacts, photographs, and documents for visitors and historians alike.  Exhibits include the NCNCRR Engine 5, rolling stock, an early steam automobile, and other examples of Nevada County’s transportation history. Our Gift Shop offers railroad-themed books, toys, gifts, clothing, and other collectibles. 

"Entertaining Women"
​Saturday - October 17, 2015 -Noon -3pm
  National launch of author Chris Enns' new book: Entertaining Women: Actresses, Dancers, and Singers in the Old West. 


Winter Hours 

After November 1, the Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday only from 10am - 4pm.  Special group and school tours by appointment.

Christmas at the Railroad Museum 
Saturday - December 5, 2015 - 10am-3pm

Located in Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era.  Visitors are offered a docent-led historical tour of the museum, rail yard, and restoration shop.