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Napa Valley Railroad Depot, Lincoln Ave. and Fair Way, Calistoga, CA 10-22-2011 2-55-36 PM.JPG
The former station building in 2011
Location 1458 Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, California
Owned by Napa Valley Railroad (1868–1885)
Southern Pacific Railroad (1885–c. 1978)
Mark Navone ( –2017)
Merchant family (2017–present)
Opened October 1868
Closed 1929
Napa Valley Railroad Depot
Built by Napa Valley Railroad
Sam Brannan
NRHP reference No. 77000313
Added to NRHP April 18, 1977

Calistoga Depot is a former train station in Calistoga, California.


The station building was built in 1868 by Sam Brannan, who intended to bring in tourists to the area by his Napa Valley Railroad – the first passengers arrived that October. Southern Pacific Railroad purchased the line in 1885, and the Depot was folded into their system. Passenger service ended in 1929.

The Depot is registered as a California Historical Landmark on July 31, 1959; it is listed as number 687. It was additionally listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1977 as Napa Valley Railroad Depot.

The building was restored in 1978 by Calistoga Depot Associates. That year, Central Pacific Coach No. 12 was moved to the depot to act as tenant space, housing a wine shop for over 30 years. The car was moved to the California State Railroad Museum in 2020 for restoration.

In 2017, the property was purchased by the Merchant family, owners of the nearby Indian Springs Resort and Spa.


The building was painted white in 2020; it had previously been Colonial yellow since 1906.

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