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Touring The Rails & Train Rides
August 16, 2020
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until August 16, 2020
Join us each weekend for Touring the Rails 10 a.m. – 2 p.m!
Volunteers are stationed at key locations throughout our outdoor Railyard to answer questions and point out some of railroading’s less obvious but more universal aspects between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn how our turntable uses balance and leverage so a single person can push a steam locomotive all by themselves—and try your hand! Marvel at the primitive safety environment of the 19th century, and see how a caboose was central to this part of “working on the railroad.” Learn more about the telegraph, America’s first form of revolutionary electronic communication, which dates from over 180 years ago! (Included with regular Museum Admission).
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Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 2-17, $8 seniors ages 60+. Free for members, children under age 2 and active-duty military*.
Train Rides: $4 adults, $2 ages 2-17. Free for members & children under age 2.
Grounds open 9 a.m. – 5 p. m., rides operate every 30 minutes 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (crews take a lunch break at 12:30 p.m.).
Know Before You Go: Masks are currently required to gain entry to the Museum. 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. Click Here for Advance Admission and Train Ride Ticketing.