The National Railroad Museum® offers a variety of spaces capable of accommodating groups of up to 400. Our Events team delivers excellent customer service and attention to detail. Email our Events Coordinator at [email protected] or call (920) 437-7623 Ext. 23 to schedule a tour and learn about availability and rates!
The Lenfestey Center is home to several of the Museum’s historic locomotives and noteworthy exhibits.
Capacity: 10-400 seated, based on room setting.
The Museum’s 92-seat theater includes a stage with custom lighting capabilities and a wall-sized screen. The theater also has audio/visual support which includes computer access, a projector, and a sound system that all may be tailored to meet specific needs.
The Musuem’s restored 1939 observation-lounge car allows guests to step back in time.
Capacity: 24 in Dining Area – 20 in Lounge Area.
The Frederick J. Lenfestey Center
With seating for up to 350, the 26,000-foot Frederick J. Lenfestey Center at the National Railroad Museum is the ideal setting for your next event! The Lenfestey Center is home to several of the Museum’s noteworthy locomotives—including the Union Pacific Big Boy and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Create lasting memories of your special event set among the historic locomotives!
- 26,000 square feet, climate controlled year round
- Seating for up to 350 guests
- Smoke-free environment
- Catering services available
- Audio/Visual support (Including a large projection screen (8 ft. x 8 ft.), P.A. system and sound system)
- Train ride (May – October)
The Silver Spirit Train
Envision your next special occasion aboard a restored 1939 observation-lounge car. The ambience of this train will transport you and your guests back in time to the streamline era of American rail travel.
- Temperature Controlled
- 2 Restrooms
- Stereo System
- Dining Area: Seating for 24
- Lounge Area: Seating for 20
Grounds Access and Rental Options
Experience and explore the Museum grounds in conjunction with a Lenfestey Center rental.
Featured highlights of our outdoor buildings include the Victor McCormick Train Pavilion—which is home to many historic passenger cars from all eras, steam locomotives, and freight maintenance equipment.