Welcome to the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum


Winter Hours 

November 1 - April 28
The museum is open Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Closed Holidays. 

Summer Hours

April 29 - October 31

The Museum is open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Holidays during the summer.  

Group & school tours by appointment.

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. 

Rides on our restored railbus #97 are offered also. Click here.