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The Friday Tour

December 9

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2022

Tour Guide in Railcar

Highlights Tour every Friday 10:30AM-11:30AM
Special Topic Tour every Friday 1:30PM-2:30PM

Guided Theme Tour: $3 plus General Admission (Free for Museum Members, ages under 2).

Each Friday, the Museum offers two traditional 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.

2022 Special Topic Tour Dates & Subjects

Moving the Message Tour: March 4, May 6, July 1, September 2 & November 4.
The Locomotive: Steam & Diesel Tour: March 18, April 22, May 20, July 15, September 16, October 21 & December 16.
The Caboose Tour:
 March 25, May 27, July 29, September 30 & November 11.
Railroad Etiquette: March 11, April 29, June 24, August 19, September 23, November 25 & December 9.
The Galloping Goose Tour: February 11, April 8, May 13,July 22, September 9, October 14 & December 30.
The Railroad Kitchen Tour: February 18, June 10, July 8, August 26 & November 18.
The RPO (Railroad Post Office) Car Tour: February 25, April 15, June 17, August 12 & October 28.
April Fool’s Tour: April 1.
The Pullman Tour: June 3, August 5, October 7 & December 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 online in advance!

Know Before You Go: Masks are currently recommended inside Museum buildings and required on-board train rides. We recommend purchase of admission and train ride tickets in advance, as our overall Museum and Train Ride capacities have been reduced for the time being. Although regular Museum Admission and Train Rides are free for Museum Members, we suggest advance reservations regardless.


Come Hitch a Ride

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


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Golden, CO 80403

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