Your Museum exploration can be either guided or self-paced. Each program will allow you to experinece the Museum’s collection and exhibits in an up-close, personal manner.
Guided Tours require a minimum of two hours.
Your guide will discuss the highlights of the collection including: the General Motors Aerotrain, Gen. Eisenhower’s WWII command train, the Union Pacific Big Boy, Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1 electric locomotive, the Pullman porters and the Wisconsin 40&8 boxcar.
For a typical adult tour, your time at the Museum would be:
You may wish to allot additional time to explore exhibits not included in the tour or to visit the Museum Store.
Hobo Lunches – Dine like a real rail rider! The Museum can provide your group with a hobo (box) lunch as part of your visit. Please ask for menu and pricing information when you make your tour reservation.
Tours are offered throughout the year and are registered on a first-come-first-served basis. Tours are not offered during Museum special events.
Pricing & Availability – Adult groups of 10+: $8.50 each (age 12+). Tour escort and bus driver are admitted free.
Eligibility for Group Rates
Chaperone and Bus Driver Admission
Advance reservations are required for all Group Tours. Reservations can be made by calling (920) 437-7623, x-16 or by emailing the Museum’s Education Director.
All tours require a non-refundable $25.00 deposit to be received by the Museum no later than one week before the tour date.
Tour Fees – Balance of a remaining tour fees due upon arrival at the Museum.
Have questions about our group tours? Below are some common questions to help you.
Yes, the Museum offers group tours any time. You may wish to consider reserving a tour in the off-peak months from October through April. (Tours may not be offered on some days due to Museum special events or staff availability.)
Sorry, we do not accept group tours during Museum special events.
We ask that groups settle their account in our Museum Store upon arrival at the Museum. We accept cash, checks or credit cards. Unless other arrangements have been made in advance, we ask that all accounts be settled at the time of arrival.
Sorry, food is not available for purchase on the Museum grounds. However, groups are allowed to carry-in food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Yes, the Museum does have picnic area available. Please mention your interest in this facility when placing your reservation.
If you visit between May and September and on weekends in October, your group will be able to take a train ride. The Museum’s train runs during this period and we will accommodate your group with one of our regular departures or a special trip, if necessary.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available from the Museum Store. We will ask that you deposit a valid driver’s license with us to secure the use of a wheelchair.
Yes, our parking facilities can accommodate everything from extended vans to full-size touring coaches.
You are welcome take pictures at the Museum for your personal, private, non-commercial use. If you wish to take photographs for any other purpose, prior written permission must be obtained. Please not, the use of tri- or mono-pods is not permitted on the Museum grounds without prior consent.you wish to take photographs for any other purpose, prior written permission must be obtained. The use of tri- or mono-pods is not permitted on the Museum grounds without prior consent.
Museum programs for patrons yound and old exist on many levels, are highly interactive and can be customized to meet specific learning objectives.