Visitors relying on GPS Units, in order to direct them to our site, need to be cautious once they turn off State Highway 83. Several different GPS systems have misdirected visitors headed to our site. Road signs are more reliable as you approach the site. More »
The Joining of a Nation
May 10, 1869 the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. Golden Spike National Historic Site shares the stories of the people and settings that define the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.Read More
While exploring the history surrounding the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, come take the opportunity to view the replica locomotives.Read More
Golden Spike Visitor Center
The visitor center at Golden Spike National Historic Site was completed in 1969 for the centennial anniversary of "the Driving of the Last Spike".Read More
Western National Park Association Bookstore
Western National Parks Association operates the visitor center bookstore, focusing on railroading history and the resources surrounding this site.Read More
You can help make Golden Spike National Historic Site memorable, through our Volunteers in Parks Program. Find out how through the link below.Read More
Winter Steam Festival
For 3 days in between Christmas and New Year's Day, visitors can get the opportunity to see one of our locomotives operate in the cold temperatures.Read More
May 10th Celebration
Golden Spike National Historic Site will be celebrating its 144th anniversary of the "Joining of the Rails" celebration on May 10th, 2013!Read More
Did You Know?
Locomotives actually looked this way in 1869. Not until the turn of the century did they start to go to flat black.