Campo Days

Step back in time and explore the wild west legends, rich history, and hidden gems of San Diego’s East County during Campo Days! This FREE* two-day event unlocks the doors to four incredible museums, each offering a unique adventure:

  • Chug Aboard History: Ride the rails at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum. Explore classic train exhibits, climb aboard for a vintage train excursion through our beautiful back country, and discover the fascinating story of regional railroads.
  • Secrets of the Stone Store: Unearth the past at the Gaskill Brothers Stone Store. This historic hub, once a bustling center of commerce, travel, and ranching, unveils the region’s captivating Indigenous, ranching, and military history.
  • Motor Mania: Gear up for a journey through transportation history at the Motor Transport Museum. Housed in a former Feldspar Mill, this museum showcases a treasure trove of vintage vehicles, reflecting the area’s rich mining heritage.
  • Where Buffalo Soldiers Roamed: Saddle up and explore Camp Lockett Equestrian and Event Facility. Located on the grounds of a historic military outpost, this museum honors the legacy of the famed Buffalo Soldiers, the last mounted cavalry units trained in Southern California.

Unforgettable Experiences Await!

Come see us at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum for this family-friendly event where we will be hosting live music, vendors, vintage train rides, food trucks, historical displays, equipment demonstrations, and more!

Advanced tickets for train excursions can be purchased here.

Don’t miss out on our special cab rides and First Class tickets aboard our 1920s cafe/lounge car ATSF No. 1509.  First Class passengers enjoy a premium atmosphere and complimentary soft drinks, snacks, and candies.

Campo Days is hosted by We invite you to check out the websites and social media pages for each museum for information and a list of events!

*Museums are offering free museum admission and music entertainment during Campo Days.  Other activities and experiences may incur a charge.  Please visit each museum’s webpage for more information.