Adult Education

Never Stop Learning

The Colorado Railroad Museum’s popular topical lecture series, Rails & Cocktails, returns with a diverse schedule of talented presenters. Additional programs include Behind-the-Scenes Tours and other unique experience opportunities.


Highlights Tour every Friday at 10:30am
Special Topic Tour every Friday 1:30PM-2:30PM

Each Friday, the Museum offers two traditional walking tours. The Highlight Tour acts as a wonderful introduction to the Museum, its collections and the railroads impact on Colorado’s history. Visitors can also join us for the afternoon tour where each week our trained guides delve more deeply into a different aspect of Colorado’s railroad history.

Tours are subject to change and are based on guide availability. Each week’s theme is explored using a variety of museum resources to help bring the subject to life with the understanding that guests are welcome to continue their visit on their own after their tour.

2024 Special Topic Tour Dates & Subjects

Afternoon Highlight Walking Tour:
January 19, March 29, May 3, August 23.

“Moving the Message” Walking Tour: 
February 23, June 28, October 4, November 1.

Steam & Diesel Locomotive  Walking Tour:
February 2, March 1, May 10, July 12, September 13, October 18, November 29, December 20.

The Caboose Walking Tour:
February 9, April 19, May 24, July 26, September 27, November 8, December 13.

The Galloping Goose Walking Tour:
March 8, April 5, May 17, July 19, August 2, October 11, December 27.

The Railroad Kitchen Walking Tour: 
January 26, March 15, May 31, June 14, July 5, August 30, November 15.

The RPO (Railroad Post Office) Walking Tour: 
March 22, April 12, June 7, August 9, September 6, October 25, December 6

Freight Train Walking Tour:
February 16, April 26, June 21, August 16, September 20, November 22

Guided Theme Tour: $3 plus General Admission (Free for Museum Members, ages under 2).
General Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 2-15 (under 2 is free), $8 seniors (60+). Museum members and children under age 2 are free.

Click here to reserve Friday Tour Tickets in advance!


An Evening of Colorado History – Relax, enjoy a beverage and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.

7:00pm Select Fridays
Presentation lengths vary, bar opens at 6:30pm.

2024 Dates & Subjects – TBA

Admission: $20 Adults. Ages 21+ only. Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice (beer, wine or soda) and snacks.

Tickets will go on-sale at least 2 weeks before the scheduled event!


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15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 


17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

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