Special Events

Great activities going on this year
at the Laws Railroad Museum and Historic Site:


  • Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27, 2018    Train Rides
  • Monday, Memorial Day May 28, 2018  Dedication of the 20 Mule Team Borax Wagon Exhibit at the Laws Museum Historic Site
  • Wednesday July 4 through Saturday July 6, 2018  Train Rides
  • Saturday July 7, 2018  Laws Museum Picnic Concert with Laurie Lewis.  Featuring the best in Bluegrass music.
  • Saturday July 16, 2018   Train Rides
  • Saturday August 11, 2018   Train Rides
  • Saturday August 18, 2018   Train Rides
  • Saturday September 1 & Sunday September 2 2018   Train Rides
  • Saturday September 8, 2018   GOOD OLD DAYS Mine Train Rides  11am -7pm
  • Saturday October 6, 2018. Our famous semi annual CHOO CHOO Swap Meet will be held at the Tri-County fairgrounds
  • Friday November 23 & Saturday November 24, 2018   Train Rides
  • Saturday, December 9, 2018  The Railroad Express!  3rd Annual Event. Families can enjoy train rides, live entertainment, crafts & visits with Santa. 10AM-4PM at Laws Railroad Museum. Organized by Bishop Chamber of Commerce.  Call 760-873-8405 for info.  Limited tickets available.

The eleven acre Laws Museum grounds serves as a venue for a variety of activities. Many are sponsored by the Bishop Museum and Historical Society, and many others take advantage of our facilities for privately sponsored activities.

How about your Special Event?  The museum grounds are available for private special events such as weddings and receptions, birthday parties, reunions, etc., you name it.

Weddings, Receptions and Birthday Parties and ReunionsThe Museum staff will work with you and/or your party coordinator regarding scheduling, facility needs, etc., to help your event be a success.

For more information you may email us here,. contact us by phone at 760 873-5950, or you may download the Event Request Form here, and mail it to us.

Special Train Rides: 

Private party train rides may be arranged through the Museum Office.  We are available for weddings, birthday parties or any special event. 

The Death Valley Railroad "Brill Car" rents for $50 per hour (including operating crew) and holds 34 passengers in. comfortable seats. The crew will do photo "run-bys",  by request, in addition to normal rides. 

"Old Smokey", the mine train, is very popular for children's birthday parties and rents for $25 per hour including operating crew. 

Both trains are available for commercial filming on the Museum grounds.


Photography, Filming, and Videos:  View our policy and fee schedule for filming events, here.

Our Location

 4.5 miles north of Bishop, CA


Click here for map

Operated by


Bishop Museum & Historical Society
PO Box 363 Bishop, California 93515



(760) 873-5950




Winter Hours
(September through May)

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Summer Hours
(June through August)

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Our museum closes on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission by donation.