"Riding the Rails with Mark Twain" this Saturday! | Arts & Culture
All aboard for a summertime special train ride when the California State Railroad Museum presents “Riding the Rails with Mark Twain” on Saturday evening, July 7. Guests are invited to enjoy a warm summer evening in Old Sacramento State Historic Park along with Mark Twain (portrayed by local period actor Pat Kaunert), cool refreshments, entertaining live music and a delightful train ride along the Sacramento River.
The leisurely evening begins at 6:30 p.m. inside the historic Eagle Theatre with Mark Twain sharing fascinating stories about his train travels in the West. Mr. Twain will be accompanied by popular Mother Lode fiddler, Dave Rainwater. Then at 7:30 p.m., guests will board the Sacramento Southern Railroad for a relaxing train ride with Twain and Rainwater on board to entertain and amuse passengers. Guests can sit back and enjoy a comfortable coach seat or watch the passing scenery from an open-air gondola with benches while sipping refreshing lemonade or iced tea as the sun sets over the Sacramento River.
Tickets for this special performance and train ride event are $24 for adults, $12 for youths ages 6-17 and children five and under are free. Discounted event ticket prices apply for California State Railroad Museum members at $21 for adults and $9 for youths. Tickets include the live performance inside the Eagle Theatre prior to boarding the train. Advance tickets are recommended for this one-night-only “Riding the Rails with Mark Twain” evening event and are available online at www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org or by calling 916-445-5995.
About the California State Railroad Museum
Operated by California State Parks with financial assistance from the non-profit California State Railroad Museum Foundation, the California State Railroad Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Widely regarded as North America’s finest and most popular railroad museum, the complex of facilities includes the 100,000-square foot Railroad History Museum plus the reconstructed Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station and Freight Depot, 1849 Eagle Theatre, and Big Four and Dingley Spice Mill commercial buildings in Old Sacramento. For 24-hour information, visit www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org or call (916) 445-6645.