Golden Spike National Historic Site

  • Golden spike railcar train



Golden Spike Information

In 1869, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies joined 1,776 miles of rail at what's now known as Golden Spike National Historic Site.

This event sparked unforetold consequences still reflected in our great nation today. Golden Spike was designated as a national historic site in nonfederal ownership on April 2, 1957, and authorized for federal ownership and administration by an act of Congress on July 30, 1965.

Making an Impact

Visiting Golden Spike

Golden spike railway

Map of the Park

Golden Spike National Historic Site
P.O. Box 897
Brigham City , UT

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