NEW! Pre-purchase your train ride tickets on Eventbrite.
2017 Train Ride Schedule
This year the museum will be running our 1957 Diesel Locomotive on the following days:
Saturday May 20th & May 21st (Tickets on sale April 29th)
Sunday July 2nd (Tickets on sale May 27th)
Saturday August 26th* & Sunday August 27th* (*Train Rides are included in Trainfest admission)
Saturday October 7th & Sunday October 8th (Thanksgiving) (Tickets on sale September 2nd)
Saturday December 3rd* & Sunday December 4th* (*North Pole Express – Santa arrives by train!)
This year the museum is offering timed-rides. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time on Eventbrite. The train departs every half hour starting at 10:30 am.
The train runs from 10:30 am to 3 pm each day listed above in 2017 Train Ride Schedule. The train departs every half hour starting at 10:30 am. The museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm.
How long is the ride?
The rides are now approx. 2 km round trip. They leave from the station along the West track and head north to Cornelia St., switch to the East track and travel along the east side of the property and then back again.
$5 (+ admin fees of $0.88) for ages 4+ years
FREE for ages 3 and under
Admission to the Museum is always free on Train Ride Days. Explore the trains and our beautiful 1912 railway station!
Check-in at the front desk 1/2 hour before your scheduled departure.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite.
Do I have to pre-purchase tickets?
Yes, if you want to be guaranteed a train ride. There are a limited number of tickets available for this event. If you are unable to purchase your tickets online, please call the museum to purchase tickets (613) 283-5696.
I have a child under 4, where I can purchase tickets for them?
Children 3 years old and under do not need a ticket, but please be sure to reserve a ticket for them when purchasing your ticket. Tickets are required for anyone over 3 years old.
What if I miss my scheduled train ride?
We request that you check-in at the front desk at least half an hour before your scheduled ride to pick up your train tickets. If you miss your scheduled ride time, we will do our best to put you on the next available train ride, but we cannot guarantee you a ride.