History buffs of all ages can experience a piece of U.S. history at our “battlefield.” Step back in time and see what life was like during the War Between the States. Visit the encampments of the Union and Confederate Armies. Watch one of several battles throughout the day dramatized by 60 reenactors. The event fits well with Orange Empire Railway Museum’s educational mission as the American Civil War was the first military war to use trains.
There will be plenty of photo opportunities and family fun. Admission price for this event: Ages 12 & up $7, ages 5 – 11 $5, and ages 4 and under are free. Admission and all day ride pass: Ages 12 & up $12, ages 5 – 11 $8, ages 4 and under are free.
The Orange Empire Railway Museum is an all-volunteer organization that has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. The museum’s mission is to educate the public on the technology, history, and impact of the rail transportation industry in the West. Over 200 rail cars and locomotives, ranging from Los Angeles street cars to modern diesel locomotives, are preserved at the museum’s 100-acre site at 2201 S. A Street in Perris, California, which is open 363 days of the year. For information, visit www.oerm.org or call (951) 943-3020.