Ride the Rails at Ardenwood Historic Farm - 510 Families
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Ride the Rails at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Families can ride the Ardenwood train with no advanced purchase required. Ardenwood Historic Farm’s train ride takes kids on a 1 34 mile ride into the park with docents dressed in period costumes. Journey past rows of crops and through eucalyptus groves as you travel more than 100 years back in time.

Check the daily schedule and meet the train at Arden Station or Deer Park Station. This is a drop-in program; no registration is required or accepted.

Round trips are about half an hour, but you may also choose to disembark at Deer Park Station for a 20-minute ride. See the map.

Lots to do at Ardenwood Historic Farm for kids >>

ardenwood train on its track
Ride the train for 1 34 miles past an eagle’s nest | Photo: East Bay Regional Park District

Dates and Rates for the Ardenwood Train

The train runs Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 10:20 am to 2:30 pm from April through the third week in November when the timetables and prices may change. The train is free but Ardenwood admission prices apply. Rates vary from $2-$6 with under two being free. Regional Park Foundation members are free.

Railroad Museum Website for more info >
East Bay Regional Parks Website for more info >
Regional Parks Foundation Website for membership info >

Special Events: Every Labor Day weekend, there is an annual Rail Fair.

child in front of train
He loves any place with trains making Ardenwood a big win | Photo: Ryan L via Yelp

Ardenwood Historic Farm is located
34600 Ardenwood Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94555

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