BACKSTORY: In 1950, Walt Disney built a 1/8th scale model railroad, the Carolwood Pacific, in his backyard (named after the street he lived on, Carolwood Drive). Amidst the 2,615 ft. of track, Walt also built a barn/workshop where he could remotely control the switches. When Walt’s home was sold, his daughter Diane Disney Miller recognized the importance of the Barn and began the process of saving it before escrow closed. Diane contacted Michael & Sharon Broggie, founders of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society. Thanks to an agreement with the City of Los Angeles & the Los Angeles Live Steamers Museum, the structure was able to be moved to Griffith Park and has been on loan to the people of Los Angeles since July 19, 1999. The Barn is open on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 11 am to 3 pm. Parking is free, and admission is free. Donations to the Los Angeles Live Steamers Museum are encouraged. To read more about the Barn, visit carolwood.org.
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