National RailRoad Museum National RailRoad Museum

Explore America's Railroad Heritage.

The National Railroad Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets artifacts related to the American rail experience. Our collection contains thousands of objects ranging from personal gear to some of the world's rarest rolling stock. We have 30,000 sq. ft. of facilities on 33 acres along the scenic Fox River. Our collection serves as a stunning visual reminder of America's past, and the role that rail played in forging our nation.

Announcements & Upcoming Events

LENFESTEY CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, JULY 31 AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

Due to upcoming Dwight D. Eisenhower Exhibit events, the Frederick J. Lenfestey Center will be closed to the public Thursday, July 31, 2014; and Friday, August 1, 2014. We appreciate your patience.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Locomotive Exhibit Opening Celebration
August 2, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we welcome home the Dwight D. Eisenhower locomotive and celebrate the opening of a new exhibit!

The August 2nd celebration includes exhibit tours, tea on the train, speakers, historical reenactors and much more!

9:00 am Museum Opens

9:30 am Re-Dedication Ceremony

10:00 am Activities and Exhibit Tours Begin

10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 4 pm - Train Rides (Tickets for train rides may be purchased for $2.00 in the Jodey Lenfestey Children's Discovery Depot. Children under age 3 ride free)

A special "Tea on the Train" is scheduled at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm aboard the Silver Spirit vintage dining car located on the Museum grounds adjacent to the Lenfestey Center. There are 24 seats available at each time for $10.00 per person. Payment may be made on August 2nd by cash, check or credit card. Advanced registration is required by contacting Deanna Novak at dnovak@nationalrrmuseum.org or (920) 437-7623 Ext. 12.

5:00 pm Museum Closes

Stay tuned for further details!

The Polar Express

  • November 28 - November 30, 2014 — 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • December 3 - December 7, 2014 — 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The classic Christmas tale comes alive in a dramatic reading and train ride. The Museum closes at 2:00 pm on each day of the event. All show are at 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:00 pm, except for Wednesday and Thursday shows, which will be at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm only.

Tickets go on sale July 25, 2014 at 10:00 am!

To purchase tickets: click the Polar Express bell!

Or call: 1-877-772-5425

Merrill Lynch Grand Gala

  • September 26, 2014 — 6:00 pm

The National Railroad Museum has been selected as the beneficiary of the 13th Annual Merrill Lynch Grand Gala to be held on Friday, September 26 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay!

The Gala will specifically help fund the National Railroad Museum and construction of a new, technology rich Education Wing. This will be a key component in an ambitious multi-year capital campaign to ensure continued growth, innovation and community impact.

A welcoming reception begins at 6 pm with a seated dinner at 7 pm. There will be auctions of major items, and Bill Jartz from WBAY will emcee the event.

$150 per single ticket includes event and dinner
$1,500 per table of 8 guests for Table Sponsor
$750 per split table of 4 guests for Table Sponsor
Event sponsorships are also available.
Sponsors will be recognized in the event program and during the event.

For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristin Jacobs at kjacobs@nationalrrmuseum.org or (920) 437-7623 Ext. 24. We hope to see you at the Merrill Lynch Grand Gala!

Buy Tickets To Rails & Ales Brewfest

Rails & Ales Brewfest

  • September 20, 2014 — 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sample craft beers among the historic trains!

Stroll among the Museum's historic trains while sampling dozens of craft beers, fine wines and food prepared by local chefs!

Unlike other beer events, the Rails & Ales Brewfest allows you to converse casually with brewers and learn about their products as the number of tickets is limited.

Standard Ticket ($35 in advance; $45 at the door - enter code: nrrm5 for $5.00 off Standard Ticket. One discount per ticket, valid online or at door. Offer expires September 20, 2014.)

Enjoy unlimited craft beer, wine and food samples and take home a souvenir pint glass.

Premium Ticket ($55 advance reservation only. Two Premium seatings, each limited to 24 passengers at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.)

Enjoy a three-course dinner aboard the Museum's restored 1939 dinette-lounge car Silver Spirit paired with additional craft beer selections, as well as unlimited craft beer, wine and food samples in the Sampling Hall and take home a souvenir pint glass.

Tickets go on sale April 1, 2014. Must be 21 to attend. I.D. is required. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

National Railroad Museum
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  • 2285 S Broadway
  • Green Bay, WI 54304
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