News & Events

Museum to Resume Operations Five Days Per Week

Starting January 21, 2021, the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, will be open five days per week! The museum’s hours will be Thursday through Monday, 9:00am to 4:30pm. The museum will remain closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Ironhorse Rail Camp, June 10-13 2021

Click to register or find out more information. Attendees will explore the basics of railroad operations during the Ironhorse Rail Camp. Attendees will begin the camp in the classroom learning about railroad safety rules and will have to pass a safety test. After the classroom activities individuals will gain hands-on experience preparing the equipment for […]

New Podcast to Debut in 2021

Which question about Nevada railroad history, technology, historic preservation, or the museum’s collections would you like NSRM to explore? The Nevada State Railroad Museum is starting a podcast in 2021 to answer questions about railroading from the public. Museum staff and volunteers will investigate your questions and work to find the answers. Submit your questions […]

Santa Train Cancelled for 2020

In alignment with the Governor’s strategy to slow the pandemic, Santa Train has been cancelled for 2020. The museum apologizes for any inconvenience. We intend to operate Santa Train again in 2021.

Steam train rides, speeder car demonstrations Oct. 17-18 in Carson City

Steam train rides, speeder demonstrations, a pumpkin patch and vendors all are part of the Nevada State Railroad Museum’s Harvest Train event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 at the museum, 2180 S. Carson St. in Carson City. Locomotive No. 25, built in 1905 for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, will run […]

ONLINE EVENT: New Discoveries in Nevada Suffrage, Railroad History

On February 7, 1920, Nevada Governor Emmet Boyle signed a resolution ratifying the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States following a special session of the Nevada Legislature. Nevada became the 28th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, the Nevada Women’s […]

Reopening Update

The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is now open. The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City is now open. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting the Nevada State Museums you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By […]

Egg-stra Special Express Cancelled

The Egg-stra Special Express scheduled for April 11-12, 2020, at the Nevada State Railroad Museum has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The museum apologizes for any inconvenience.

Audio Tour of the Museum Now Available

The Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, has just added an audio tour of the Jacobsen Interpretive Center, featuring our sesquicentennial exhibit on Transcontinental Railroad. Click here to find it (it’s optimized for mobile phone users). You can listen to it on our app! Search “Nevada State Museums” in Apple’s App Store or on Android […]