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
The Joining of a Nation
Re-enactments, Locomotive Runs, Tours
Golden Spike National Historic Site offers various activities during the summer and winter seasons. Learn more about the schedules.
Jupiter at Monument Point
The first transcontinental railroad inspired many stories and saw the end of an era of American history. Learn more about the history.
May 10th, 2019
Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad on May 10th. Learn more about the event.
Last updated: May 18, 2018