• Promontory Summit, UT Last Spike Site

    Golden Spike

    National Historic Site Utah

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  • GPS Units

    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 »

  • Wash out on West Auto Tour

    In August 2014 Golden Spike National Historic Site had a large amount of rain fall in a short period of time. This rainfall caused flooding which washed out a portion of the historic grade. This damage has resulted in early closure of the West Auto Tour.

Volunteering at Golden Spike

Volunteers re-enacting the Driving of the Last Spike Site.
Volunteer cast members perform re-enactments of the Driving of the Last Spike every Saturday and holiday, throughout the summer season.

Volunteers-In-Parks is a program designed to allow the public to help preserve the wonderful locations that make up the 397 National Park Sites. In 2011 the National Park Service reported having over 221,000 volunteers. These volunteers donated millions of hours of service that were crucial in helping to maintain and operate the varied sites throughout the nation. Volunteers can participate in a wide range of activities at each site, which benefit the park and meet their interests.

At Golden Spike National Historic Site, Volunteers are involved in living history re-enactments, resource protection and restoration, locomotive maintenance and operation, visitor services, and scientific research. If you are interested in volunteering at Golden Spike National Historic Site or want to know more about the Volunteers- In-Parks program please contact our site by clicking the link to the left or visit the Volunteers-In-Parks website at volunteer@nps.gov.

Volunteer on Locomotive
Volunteers can learn how to operate the locomotives through an apprentice style work environment. This learning process is given to volunteers by Golden Spike's permanent engine staff.

Did You Know?

May 10, 1869 Promontory Summit, Utah Territory

The first Transcontinental Railroad was not completed at Promontory Point. It was completed at Promontory Summit.