Golden Spike Anniversary Tickets Available | Chief Tremonton


On May 10, 1869, one of the greatest technological achievements of the 19th century, the completion of the first transcontinental railroad across the United States, took place on Promontory Summit.

On May 8, 9 and 10, 2021, Golden Spike National Historic Park will commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the completion of the country’s first transcontinental railroad. The commemoration will include re-enactments of the original 1869 ceremony, steam locomotive demonstrations, the re-enactment of the historic “champagne photo” and special displays of historical artifacts found along the railroad. The program times are Saturday May 8 at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm; and Sunday and Monday May 9 and 10 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

To meet CDC, state and local guidelines related to COVID-19, a ticket will be required to attend a program. Tickets are available on Recreation.gov. Each vehicle, regardless of the number of occupants, must have a single ticket. Park entrance fees and reservation fees, totaling $ 20, will be collected with each ticket. Pass holders will only pay the $ 2 reservation fee.

Tickets must be obtained online at Recreation.gov (Golden Spike 2021 Memorial Event Tickets, Golden Spike National Historic Park – Recreation.gov) or using the Recreation.gov mobile app. Tickets will not be available at the park. During the event, the Visitor Center’s Last Spike site will be open to ticket holders only.

“We are delighted to commemorate May 10 this year after having to cancel our event last year,” said Superintendent Brandon Flint. “It’s a great opportunity to be outside and relive some of the history. Visitors can stand where the golden tip was sunk uniting the country by rail, join us for a recreation of the historic ‘champagne photo’ and get a close-up view of replica locomotives from the Victorian era by the way. “

No tickets will be required to access other areas of the park, including the Big Fill Overlook, Big Fill Trail, and East Auto Tour (weather permitting). Visitors will also find that the area around the park offers many opportunities for recreation. To the west are the Spiral Jetty and the Transcontinental Railroad Backcountry Byway, which is the longest contiguous section of the original railway grade that remains. Northrop Grumman’s Rocket Garden and the Bear River Migratory Bird Sanctuary can make a great stopover on your way to or from the park.

For more information on Golden Spike National Historic Park, visit nps.gov/gosp.


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