A vibrant district in the
heart of Santa Rosa’s
The best reason to visit
here is the vibe here.
Historic Railroad Square is Santa Rosa’s old town, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, offering visitors a walkable, family friendly atmosphere full of international dining, vintage shopping, award winning theater and more. The district is within minutes of world-class wineries and at the center of a burgeoning craft beer industry.
Visiting Historic Railroad Square
We are easily accessible via Highway 101 and the Sonoma-Marin SMART Train, just one hour north of San Francisco. Our quaint district is a comfortable stop for your day, weekend, or extended adventure.
BRING THE BROOD AND
Make it a family day.
Craving a fun group outing? Treat them to a show at the 6th Street Playhouse followed by a Snoopy Statue Stroll while enjoying the best ice cream in town!
Your trip isn’t complete without meandering through the California Welcome Center, where you can splurge on an array of logo wear, locally-made gifts and souvenirs, in addition to travel information, maps, and brochures. You can also find downloadable and printable rack cards from many of our businesses here:
download rack cards
TAKE A STROLL ON THE
Railroad Square Walking Tour
Beginning at the Railroad Square Depot, take a step back in time and imagine what life was like here in vintage buildings dating back to 1904. Picture yourself waiting to hear the whistle and puffing of the big steam engines as the train rolls into town. For more about this tour, download the brochure:
STAYING IN Historic Railroad Square
Plan your getaway.
Celebrate with us all year round!
No matter the season we’ve got something going on.
Be sure to mark your calendar!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
THE HISTORY OF RAILROAD SQUARE
A peek back in time…
Railroad Square District was the western anchor of the commercial heart of Santa Rosa for well over 60 years around the turn of the century. Since then, buildings originally used as warehouses, canneries, macaroni factories, breweries and other rail supporting enterprises are now retrofitted as specialty shops, restaurants, and office space. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, it is our mission to Preserve, Protect, and Promote our beautiful square.