The South Coast Railroad Museum at the Historic Goleta Depot
Dedicated to the history of railroading
Unfortunately, with COVID-19 restrictions now in place, the museum is closed until further notice.
Our gift shop is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm. Come see what we have in store for all the train lovers in your life.
The South Coast Railroad Museum in Goleta, California, 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 station house 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.