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!


Summer Hours 

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Holidays during the summer.  Group and school tours by appointment.

Winter Hours
November 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Open Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Closed Holidays

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.


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.