Enjoy the fun at the historic Goleta Depot: Goleta Depot Days
August 11 & 12, 2018 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission $5.00 (children under 34″ are free)
Museum engines 1316 and 2655 will offer rides on the 1/6-mile “Westside Figure-8” track and the Centennial Loop throughout the weekend.
You’ll need to use those arm muscles to help propel the museum handcar on this unique experience that reminds us of the early history of American railroading.
Handcars were developed during the 19th century. They were used primarily to transport railroad workers and equipment.
For safety, all handcar riders must be at least 48 inches tall. The ride is not suitable for persons who have problems maintaining their balance.
Our Sunday highlight — the Depot Day Silent Auction
The auction will feature a long list of valuable items donated by businesses, organizations and other museum friends from the local area and beyond including dinners and brunches at fine restaurants, tickets to regional performing-arts productions, regional wines, Amtrak travel, services, collectibles, and gifts for all ages.
From train rides and bounce house to story time and arts and crafts, young children will enjoy the railroading adventure at the Depot.
Toy & Model Trains
You’ll find operating model trains, as well as static displays, throughout the museum and grounds. All popular gauges will be represented.
“Unclaimed Freight & Baggage” Sale
Pick up some great bargains at this unique sale of new and used model-railroad supplies, railroad-theme videos and magazines, toys, books, and many other items. All proceeds benefit the railroad museum. Unclaimed freight and baggage will be available both days
Rick Reeves is in the house! Tuneful talent Rick Reeves will be serenading the crowd with his guitar plucking, stirring vocals and rock ballads.
Take a tour of the landmark building, which is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places and the California Register of historical and cultural resources.
The historic Freight Office and Waiting Room will be open for viewing throughout the event. Sunday only will be your once-a-year chance to visit the upstairs apartment, where Goleta Depot’s agents and their families lived.
Hot dogs from Goleta’s famed vendor of fine food.