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La Mesa Railway Depot Museum Organization

The La Mesa Depot Museum, La Mesa, CA

The La Mesa Depot Museum is La Mesa, California’s oldest building in its original form and is the sole surviving San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway Station in existence. The building you see today on the corner of Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard in downtown La Mesa has a colorful history.  This building and its past are a fascinating look at a bit of small-town railroading from yesteryear and its importance to the community it served.  The public is admitted free to the La Mesa Depot Museum for tours. Visitors can inspect the steam locomotive and string of freight cars on the nearby track and pass through the ticket/waiting area and view the telegrapher’s station and a small exhibit area in the baggage room. For La Mesa Depot Hours, please visit our Museum Hours page,

Neighborhood: East County

4695 Nebo Drive
La Mesa, CA 92020

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Contact Info

(619) 465-7776


Hours for the La Mesa Depot Museum in La Mesa
Admission to the La Mesa Depot Museum is always free. Donations are accepted.
Train Display:
Open 24 hours a day
7 days a week

Depot and Docent-Led Tours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00PM to 3:00 PM
Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


  • La Mesa, CA Railroading History
  • Free tours
  • Families welcome
  • Cultural
  • Part of the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

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