Spike National Historic Site
Completion of the
world's first transcontinental railroad was celebrated here where the
Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869. Golden
Spike was designated as a national historic site in nonfederal ownership
on April 2, 1957, and authorized for federal ownership and administration
by an act of Congress on July 30, 1965.
- NPS Website
May 1 through Labor Day weekend offers a variety of experiences. Regular
Scheduled programs, steam demonstrations of the replica locomotives, hikes
and auto tours all available.
minimum of two hours is recommended to visit the park. This is the minimum
time needed to attend a ranger program, view a film, and take the
Promontory Trail Auto Tour.
website for Golden Spike National Historic Site