While the Museum is open everyday for touring (except Christmas Day and New Years Day) there are days we have special events and unfortunately on those days the Museum can only be toured with payment for the special event.  To plan your visit please review our upcoming events page. 

Information below reflects non-event day hours and admission. 

Hours

Non-Event Day Museum Hours:

(Please check the event page prior to visit)

7-days a Week for Self Guided Tours

         10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed December 25th & January 1st

Closed on rainy/muddy days

Non-Event Day Museum Office & Gift Shop Hours:

Monday - Friday ~ 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

(Museum Office may be closed during lunch due to staffing)

Closed All Major Holidays  

Special Exhibits

Weavers Building:

Currently Open Thursday & Saturdays

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Model RR Building:

Currently Open Saturdays 

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Blacksmith Shop:

Demonstrations on Saturdays

9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Non-Event Day Admission Donation 

Adults: $5.00

Seniors 65+: $4.00

Children 6-12: $3.00

Under 6 Free

 2040 N Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083

Interstate 5 Northbound
I-5 North to 78 East
Exit Melrose Drive
Head North (left turn) on Melrose Drive to North Santa Fe Ave (Melrose will end at North Santa Fe)
Turn right on North Santa Fe Ave
Proceed on North Santa Fe Ave to Museum Way (3rd Stoplight)
Make a right on Museum Way (our driveway)

Interstate 5 Southbound
I-5 South to 76 East
76 East to North Santa Fe Avenue
Turn right on North Santa Fe Avenue
Proceed on North Santa Fe Avenue to Museum Way (5th Stoplight)
Make a right on Museum Way (our driveway)

Interstate 15 Northbound
I-15 North to 78 West
78 West exit Vista Village Drive
Turn right on Vista Village Drive
Proceed to South Santa Fe Avenue  & Make a Left on to South Santa Fe Avenue
Proceed on South Santa Fe Avenue (it will become North Santa Fe) to Museum Way Make a Left onto Museum Way (our driveway)

Interstate 15 Southbound
I-15 South to 76 West
76 West to North Santa Fe Ave
Turn left on North Santa Fe Ave
Go to 5th Stoplight (Museum Way) and make a Right onto Museum Way (our driveway)