San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Learn about the heritage of American railroading through educational programs, displays, toy trains, and scale models of California railroads and communities.

Permanent exhibits include the Toy Train Gallery, the Centennial Railway Garden, Pacific Desert Lines, the Tehachapi Pass, and The Cabrillo Southwestern and the San Diego & Arizona Eastern.

Newest exhibit – Out of the Vault: Items from Our Collection: includes decades-old locomotives made of pewter and brass.

Offers school programs, scout programs, and summer camps. Visit their Educational Resources for content and activities for kids.

Located inside Balboa Park, inside the Casa de Balboa Building.



San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-0199


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