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The Railroad Depot Museum is reopening

Friends of the Tehachapi Depot

It’s been over a year since our museum was last open, but now Kern County restrictions have lifted to the point where we are able to reopen for our visitors. Our starting date is Saturday, April 10. The museum will initially be open on weekends only through April and May. Then, beginning in June, if all goes well, we will be back to our normal schedule of five days per week, Thursday through Monday.

Our staff will be following State Covid guidelines to keep our visitors and volunteers safe. We will initially limit the maximum number of visitors at any one time to 10, groups of up to five. All visitors and our volunteers must wear a mask and we can provide them. We have also developed a rigorous cleaning and sanitizing protocol for the museum.

We are fortunate to have a group of dedicated, trained volunteers to guide our visitors through our museum’s displays and tell the story of railroading in the Tehachapi Pass. We are looking forward to our reopening and hope all railroad fans come visit us!