Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees November 21, 2024 – January 5, 2025 The Festival of Trees, featuring dozens of uniquely decorated trees prominently displayed among our historic locomotives and exhibits, enchants more than 20,000 visitors each holiday season. Our Festival of Trees runs from November 21 2024 through January 5, 2025. The event is included with the […]

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The Great Pumpkin Train

October 12 & 19, 2024 Tickets for The Great Pumpkin Train 2024 go on sale July 15, 2024 Join us on Saturday, October 12, or Saturday, October 19, 2024, for a family-friendly, fun-filled day celebrating all things fall. Tickets are $18 per person. Everyone over the age of 2 years old needs a ticket. Children […]

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About The Museum

About The Museum Our Mission The National Railroad Museum inspires lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits, and innovative programs. Our History Established in 1956 by several local businessmen, the National Railroad Museum began as a Steam Locomotive Committee aimed at preserving a favorite steam locomotive and […]

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Health and Safety Protocols

Health and Safety Protocols The National Railroad Museum is committed to the health and safety of our visitors, including, but not limited to, COVID-19 issues. We have more than 100,000 square feet of covered exhibit space plus 33 acres and an outdoor observation tower along the Fox River, allowing you and your family to comfortably […]

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Group Tours

Group Tours Visitors to the National Railroad Museum are invited to explore our historic trains, engaging exhibits and beautiful property on self-guided tours or group tours. Your guide will discuss highlights of the Museum’s collection, including the General Motors Aerotrain, General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s World War II command train, Union Pacific #4017 “Big Boy,” the […]

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Home

The National Railroad Museum follows TSA / CDC guidelines regarding face masks. Although masks are not currently required, visitors are invited to wear them at their discretion. The Museum may update its mask policy as it deems necessary. January – March Business Hours! We are excited to welcome all of our guests to the National […]

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