Winter ’17 Events at the Goleta Depot!

Depot Dog Days—November 4th, 11th and 18th Join us for a doggone good time for the whole family, two legged and four legged. Take a memorable family picture with your pet on the stationary miniature train—just in time for holiday cards! Each dog will receive a train bandana. Conductor hats and holiday reindeer antlers will also be available for photos. $10 per family. Nov 4 – Small Dogs Nov 11 – Medium […]

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Vista Dome Saturday May 20, 2017

  Thanks to John Caestecker, owner of the Silver Splendor, we are able to offer a unique Vintage Rail Experience on Saturday, May 20. Click here for all the details and to reserve your seat! Thank you for your support of the South Coast Railroad Museum

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Goleta Bunny Express—April 15, 2017

The Annual Goleta Bunny Express rolls into Goleta on Saturday, April 15!

Saturday, April 15, 2017 


Tickets $4 for adults and children

Ticket price includes a miniature-train ride, special treats and activities, entry into our raffle and lots more! Springtime fun for the whole family!  

New this year: come meet adoptable bunnies from B.U.N.S (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter) and make a needy bunny a new part of your family!

Buy tickets now! 

Print your receipt and bring to our Visitor’s Center to redeem tickets.

Goleta and the Railroads – a free lecture

Goleta and the Railroads A free talk by Bruce Morden Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 pm in the History Education Center at the Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117   RSVP to Dacia via email Goleta grew up with the railroad.  Visit the places and people that made Goleta what it is and how they are associated with the railroad – Goleta, La Patera, Coromar, Ellwood, Hollister, Sexton, […]

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Photo of Ellwood Depot

Help Us Make History Come to Life!

The Goleta Depot was built in 1901, rescued from neglect and moved to its current location as the result of a huge grassroots effort in the late 1970’s.  Today, the Goleta Depot is the gem of the South Coast Railroad Museum’s collection.  Sites with historic value like this are rare in the U.S., and so are opportunities for children to experience history, versus just reading about it.  The Museum’s goal is to keep […]

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Red White & Rails – a wine tasting adventure aboard a vintage railcar!

Join the South Coast Railroad Museum for a wine tasting trip on the vintage railcar Acoma! Ride from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo and back enjoying a wine tasting from Grassini Family Vineyards, paired with chocolate from the Chocolate Gallery! Trip includes guided historical interpretation as well as live music. If you are interested in booking, we encourage you to book as soon as possible – seats aboard this Vintage Rail […]

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