University Connected Learning
Join us for this unique exploration of our nation's first transcontinental railroad! Step back to May 1869 as we celebrate the completion of the nation's first Transcontinental Railroad at Golden Spike National Historic Site (GSNHS). Our daytrip to the Promontory Point, where the golden spike was driven, will include: Continental breakfast and getting to know you. Chartered transportation to and from Golden Spike National Historic Site. Guided tour of the visitor center, gift shop, exhibit browsing, and ranger programs. Lunch on site from Tony Caputo's Gourmet Market & Deli. Book discussion with GSNHS Chief Interpreter Justin Glasgow. Live driving of the spike re-enactment and demonstrations of original locomotives. Short hike along the historic Big Fill Trail Upon registration, members will be sent two books: Golden Spike Handbook (61 pages) and Iron Trail to the Golden Spike (297 pages) to provide further context and depth of understanding for our visit. Chief Interpreter Justin Glasgow will hold a lunchtime discussion about each book on site. Members are encouraged to read both books in advance of the trip to Promontory.