National Railroad Museum

The National Railroad Museum strives to inspire lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits, and innovative programs on all things trains and railways. The museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts, and rolling stock. They feature many trains on display, both inside the large exhibit hall and outside on actual working railroad tracks. The National Railroad Museum is home to the “Big Boy”, the world’s largest steam locomotive weighing in at 1.1 million pounds and measuring over half a football field long. Housed here is also the GG-1, America’s most famous electric locomotive. This train has been featured on US postage stamps as a model train system and as artwork over the years. There are many other trains on display to check out. Walk inside most of the trains and ride the rails in some others. The museum exploration can either be guided or self-paced. Guided tours are a minimum of two hours. Tour escort and any licensed, professional bus drivers are admitted free. Group rates are available. Food is not available for purchase on the museum grounds, however groups are allowed to carry in food and non-alcoholic beverages. A picnic area is available for use. A limited number of wheelchairs area available. Bus parking is available. Pick up a souvenir at the on-site gift shop. Advance reservations are required for all group tours.