Museum Hours

From Saturday October 3rd onward,

the Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is running again! 
Please note that, for the time being, the gift shop and railbus will not be operating.

Winter Hours - (November 1 -April 30)
Open Saturday and Sunday only, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Holidays

Summer Hours - (May 1 - October 31)
Friday - Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Holidays

Please call 470-0902 for information

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Sierra Nevada.

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Download an excerpt of our newsletter The Headlamp  which is sent to all Friends of the Museum. Membership in the Friends program is $25 per year and helps to support our activities. In addition your name(s) will appear on our Friends Board in the museum. 

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Located in Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and Transportation 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. There is no admission charge.

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.