Goleta History & Culture

South Coast Railroad Museum

300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117
805-964-3540 | website

Overview

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

What Others Think
“Always a sweet experience for young & old families”
“Kid friendly. Good birdwatching, too.”