A model train circling a model town

Welcome to the Old Town Model Railroad Depot. We are a model railroad museum and retail store based in San Diego’s historic Old Town district. Founded in 2014, the Depot features a custom-built O-gauge (Lionel size) train layout that’s over 2,000 square feet. We hope you can visit us in person soon – in the meantime, thanks for stopping by our website!

Trains in Action

Enjoy a preview of our highly detailed model railroad layout. We have different model trains
running every day and a special themed layout during the holiday season.

Visit Us

2415 San Diego Ave., Ste. 107, San Diego, CA 92110

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Monday11:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday11:00am - 5:00pm
Friday11:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday11:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday11:00am - 6:00pm

Closed Christmas Day

Closing 5pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve


Adults: $8
Kids (3-16): $5
Under 3: Free
Seniors / Military : $7

If you prefer to book the entire museum for a private visit, please click on the button below.


About the Museum

A visit to the Old Town Model Railroad Depot will take you back in time to the 1950’s, where various trains travel over a 2,000 sq. ft. custom-built layout. The highlight is a city at night including over 100 buildings with lights and flashing neon signs, a ballpark, zoo, depot, industrial district, and even a working drive-in movie theater. Continuing on your journey, you will pass a large farm, a quaint country town, a beautiful mountain range, a large lake (complete with sharks), and a dam with trestles traversing over a large gorge.

The Depot also includes a retail store featuring model trains and supplies, train-themed gifts, books, toys, and apparel.

Three photos of various model train and town pieces