Welcome to the
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center
Welcome to the Sparks Heritage Museum, located in the heart of historic downtown Sparks, Nevada! The museum boasts 4000 square feet of indoor exhibit space featuring a permanent gallery highlighting the history and heritage of the city of Sparks, and changing galleries that feature a wide variety of historic, artistic, and cultural themes.
Across the street, and an outdoor train exhibit consisting of a steam locomotive, a caboose and a pullman business car stands next to the historic Glendale Schoolhouse, and both are available for tours by Museum representatives. Using artifacts to tell the story, the exhibits give a sense of the rapid changes northern Nevada has undergone, from ranching and mining to the introduction of the railroad and into modern times.
Museum Hours: 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday
Research Center Hours: 10 am – 1 pm Tuesday – Saturday
Hours subject to expand or can be scheduled via in-advance appointment
Train Tours: 1pm – 4pm Saturdays**
**Train Tours have been temporarily cancelled due to an extensive construction project taking place on Victorian Avenue over the proceeding months. We anticipate proceeding with our regular Saturday tours in early summertime!
WHILE VISITING THE MUSEUM, PLEASE OBSERVE CURRENT CDC GUIDELINES FOR MASK MANDATES AND SOCIAL DISTANCING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
Funding to support our organization has been provided by Nevada Humanities through Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the CARES Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.