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

The driving of the Last Spike Ceremony is re-enacting during the summer season

Re-enactment of the Driving of the Spike

Railroad employee holds up a maul while the surrounding crowd applauds the completion of the railroad

The end of the Old West was sealed with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Jupiter at Monument Point with Wagons

The Great Salt Lake frames a steam train passing by a wagon train

The Railroad grades for both companies can be explored by foot, bike, horse, or car

One of the historic Trestles

Historic Railroad trestle crosses a small ravine in the sage brush covered landscape with hills rising in the background

Last updated: January 7, 2018

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P. O. Box 897
Brigham City , UT 84302


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