National City Santa Fe Rail Depot appears today much as it did back in the late 1800's and early 1900's. In 1998, National City restored the Santa Fe Rail Depot to its original splendor. Expecially impressive is the woodwork and other interior details.
National City Santa Fe Rail Depot was designed with an Italianate style of architecture - a distinct style in the nineteenth century.
Today, National City Santa Fe Rail Depot functions as is a railroad museum and community meeting place in the main freight room which can hold up to 60 people.
Docents are available to conduct class and group tours. Snacks and drinks available for sale in our Bookstore. A picnic table is available outside the National City Santa Fe Rail Depot if you would like to bring a lunch and enjoy the typically nice San Diego-area weather.