Summer Hours

The museum is now open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There is no charge for visiting but donations are sincerely appreciated (and needed).

Our docents who will be happy to give you a very informative tour of the facilities, and, if you are very good, you may visit the restoration shop, something generally not allowed in other museums.

Our volunteers make this museum one of the finest in the

Sierra Nevada.

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Friends of the Museum

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. 

You can be a Friend for only $25 a year.

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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. 

Railbuses are operating.