South Coast Railroad Museum
The South Coast Railroad Museum, in Goleta, Calif., 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.
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Address: 300 N Los Carneros Rd
Goleta Depot is a Victorian-styled Southern Pacific Railroad station, built in 1901 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The historical landmark and architectural treasure is located at picturesque Lake Los Carneros Nature Preserve.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM DOWNTOWN SANTA BARBARA:
1. Get on the 101 Freeway heading north
2. Exit at Los Carneros Road
3. Turn right and go about .2 miles.
4. The museum is on your right (Goleta Depot is the two-story yellow building) and shares the driveway with the fire station