Facilities - National Railroad Museum

A unique setting for every event


Our Events team delivers excellent customer service and attention to detail. Email our Events Coordinator at ndunbar@nationalrrmuseum.org or call (920) 437-7623 Ext. 23 to schedule a tour and learn about availability and rates!

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
  • Kitchen
  • 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 outbuildings including the Victor McCormick Train Pavilion, which is home to historic rolling stock, including passenger cars from all eras, steam locomotives and freight and maintenance equipment.

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