"Golden Spike" is the ceremonial final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. The original Golden Spike on display at the Cantor Arts Museum, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
Golden Spike offers two Junior Ranger activity books for visitors to use as they explore the site. In order to complete the activity book, be sworn in as a Junior Ranger, and receive the Junior Ranger Badge visitors should plan at least 30-40 minutes. For more information contact us by phone, e-mail, or come and see our staff at the Visitor Center.