Lomita Railroad Museum
2137 West 250th Street, Lomita, California 90717

Facility Rental & Tours

Reservations

Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Call (310) 326‑6255 or email, Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Available Spaces

  • Irene Lewis Park — 1/2 acre open space with a rail car display and water tower
  • Annex Park — 1/10 acre with picnic tables, benches, and two static rail car displays

Rental Fees

  • $50.50 per hour, 2 hour minimum ($101)
  • $44 each additional hour
  • $100 deposit required

What's Included

  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Free Museum tour
  • Free parking

Bathrooms are available inside the Museum.

What You Can Bring

You may bring food, drinks, tables, chairs, BBQ grill, banners, and balloons to enjoy the Museum Annex Park. The gift shop will be open and offers railroad related items starting at 25¢.

Aerial view of Irene Lewis and Annex parks
Aerial view of Irene Lewis and Annex parks

The museum is a beautifully recreated turn of the century passenger depot across the street and is filled with authentic railroad memorabilia. Climb aboard the 1902 Southern Pacific Mogul steam locomotive and the 1910 Union Pacific caboose on the station platform and experience the grand era of steam railroading. The museum is located in a quiet residential area, just one city block east of Narbonne Avenue.

Irene Lewis Park
Irene Lewis Park

The Lomita Railroad Museum offers beautiful, secluded, and secure park settings that will make your celebration memorable. Birthday parties, family reunions, weddings, business events. The Irene Lewis Park and Annex Park—both part of the Lomita Railroad Museum complex—are great places for your next event.

School & Group Tours

Tours of the Museum and park grounds are given by knowledgeable staff members and are free with each paid admission.

We take reservations for group field trips to the museum, including pre-kindergarten and K-12 school groups, special needs organizations, and senior groups. Our tours last approximately 30-45 minutes depending on the group and the questions asked. We cover the history of our museum, our Founder, history, and information about our trains and their purpose. We have samples of coal and talk a little about fuel types and what was used during the operation of our 1902 Southern Pacific steam locomotive.

Museum Curator, Julie Klarin, teaches kids about telegraph systems
Annex Park, Lomita Railroad Museum
Annex Park, Lomita Railroad Museum photo courtesy of The Daily Breeze

We also have a small gated Annex Park across the street with a boxcar and a tanker. Visitors are not able to enter the boxcar but it makes a delightful backdrop for photographs. There are picnic tables and benches at the park to provide a break before or after tours.

We also have a larger grassy area, the Irene Lewis Park, which has a Santa Fe caboose where they can also have their picture taken. The park provides an open field for exercise before heading back to school or for art projects where folks have a perfect view of the water tower, the Mogul steam engine, and our beautiful Victorian-style depot.

Alex talks about the Museum's history
Trent and group enjoying a nice break