Behind the Scenes at Southern California Railway Museum

January 18-19: Get "Behind the Scenes" at this annual all-day event, where visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts dating back to 1870. Includes unlimited rides on classic passenger trains and trolleys. Bring the whole family for a fun and fascinating day!

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
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Cost:
Free – $12

Railroadiana at Southern California Railway Museum

Choo choo! Enjoy a day full of fun and learning for the whole family, where you can peruse models and toy trains, railroad collectibles, art and books. Railroad historians and preservationists will be on hand to tell the story of Southern California's railway history.

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
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Cost:
Free – $12

Trolleys, Twinkles and Treats at Southern California Railway Museum

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13: Visitors can experience the festive lights and décor, ride a trolley, write a letter to Santa, and enjoy Mrs. Claus reading a holiday classic; 5-9 p.m.

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
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Railroadiana Swap Meet at Southern California Railway Museum in Perris

SATURDAY, MARCH 6: Shop for and learn about railroadiana and railroad antiques at Southern California’s largest outdoor railroadiana swap meet. Vendors will be selling railroad collectibles, art, books, models and toy trains.

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
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Cost:
$5 – $7

Weekend Train & Trolley Rides at Southern California Railway Museum in Perris

Weekends, June 5 - September 26: Take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating trolley or behind a locomotive every weekend. Parking, entry to grounds, and entry to open exhibits are free (except during special ticketed events). Select trains and trolleys run every weekend for $8-12.

Dates:
Recurring
Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
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Cost:
$8 – $12

Pirate Festival at Southern California Railway Museum in Perris

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: Join Southern California Railway Museum for a day full of pirate festivities. Families can experience family-friendly entertainment including Mermaid/Mermen Pod, games, treasure hunt, and Pirate Academy. Learn how to talk and dress like a pirate and hear about real pirates!

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
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Cost:
$15 – $50

Antique Truck Show at Southern California Railway Museum in Perris

SATURDAY, MAY 7: See hundreds of restored, vintage trucks—from semis to pickups to delivery vehicles and farm and fire equipment – in addition to rolling locomotives and street cars. An incredible variety of antique transportation equipment will be on display for your viewing enjoyment.

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
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Cost:
$8 – $12

Mighty Machines at Southern California Railway Museum

SEPTEMBER 30: Get up close to a wide range of railroad equipment, plus work and safety vehicles. General admission grants access to explore the machines. Upgrade your ticket to ride trains and trolleys all day. 

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
Cost:
$6 – $12

Rods & Rails at Southern California Railway Museum

OCTOBER 7: Join the City of Perris for the annual car and motorcycle show, plus games, entertainment, and live music for the whole family.

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA
Cost:
Free

The Polar Express at Southern California Railway Museum

NOVEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 30: Passengers will relive the magic of the classic story as they are whisked away on The Polar Express for a magical one-hour trip to meet Santa.

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Location:
Southern California Railway Museum 2201 South A St., Perris, CA

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