South Coast Railroad Museum


South Coast Railroad Museum

About South Coast Railroad Museum
The South Coast Railroad Museum, in Goleta, focuses on the history, technology, and adventure of railroading. Special emphasis is placed on the railroad’s contributions to local history, on the Southern Pacific Railroad, and on the key historical role of the railroad depot in rural community life across America.
The museum centerpiece is Goleta Depot, a country railroad stationhouse built by the Southern Pacific in 1901 during completion of the Coast Route joining San Francisco and Los Angeles. Goleta Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hours of Operation:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

300 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117

805-964-3540 | website


Things to Do

Paperback Alley
Find a new read in an old book. Paperback Alley is an independently owned used bookstore with broad and extensive stock suited for every taste and interest. We offer a wide selection of genre fiction, classic and contemporary literature, nonfiction, children’s literature, audiobooks. To boost your book budget we will…
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Rancho La Patera & Stow House
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Ice in Paradise
After soaking up the rays, enjoy winter all year around in Goleta at Ice in Paradise, a state-of-the-art public ice skating sports and recreational facility. Public skating is available every day!
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The REEF at UC Santa Barbara
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