The familiar whistle has always promised adventure. The gentle rock of the rails has set the rhythm of our lives. Climb aboard one of our Train Rides, and you can re-live the magic of the rails all over again!
Mid-January through mid-May, we offer train rides every Saturday. Late May through mid-August, train rides are offered Thursday-Sunday. Saturday train rides then continue into late October, interrupted in September by three Day Out With Thomas event weekends. Train rides operate between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with half-hourly departures. The ride takes you on a loop around the Museum’s 15-acre Rail Yard, and lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Train rides are offered for a small fee in addition to your Museum Admission: $4 adults and seniors, $2 ages 2-17 under 2 is free on a ticketed adult’s lap. Members ride free!* Visit our Events Calendar to check out a list of operating dates, and to see if other activities are ongoing. Purchase Train Ride Tickets in advance (along with Museum Admission) by clicking here.
*Special Events and ticketed Theme Train events (such as Day Out With Thomas and The Polar Express Train Ride) not included. We recommend advance Train Ride ticket purchase for Museum Members (free) as well as for the general public, all rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about becoming a Museum Member, click here!
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