The world's largest steam locomotive, weighing in at 1.1 million pounds.
The GG-1 is America’s most famous electric locomotive. Its steamlined body has been featured on a U.S. postage stamp, as a Lionel toy train, and in dozen’s of artists’s paintings over the years.
Fast and fashionable, the Aerotrain was designed to travel at over 100mph. Charles Jordan led the design team at GM, and was also responsible for the famous Cadillac tail fins introduced in the late 1950s.
Drumheads are illuminated signs bearing the logos of trains. These were attached to the rear of the last car, and offered a powerful way for train lines to brand themselves. Our collection of these rare railroad artifacts is the largest know to exist.
Welcome to the National Railroad Museum! Our mission is to educate the public through programs, exhibits and preservation projects about the ongoing impact of railroads on our lives. The Museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts and rolling stock, and presents interactive exhibits and innovative programs for learners of all ages and abilties.
The Museum's educational programs for students reinforce school curriculum including arts and history as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of study. The railroad theme engages students, allowing them to discover learning in a way that is fun and interactive. The Museum also offers a variety of adult educational opportunities.
The impact of the Museum is significant, with an annual attendance of 75,000. Two thirds of our members are families. On average, 5,600 patrons particiapte in educational programs. We invite you to come and explore the National Railroad Museum!
We rely on many businesses, organizations and inviduals who generously support the Museum. CLICK HERE to make a donation in support of the educational mission of the National Railroad Museum.
Enjoy drinks and light refreshments as seven museums and archives open their doors with special performances, behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive access to expert staff during this free public event. Spend the evening discovering something different at an old favorite or explore new community treasures!
On Sunday, May 17, 2015, the National Railroad Museum will be a host during Member Swap day. As a member of one of the Green Bay Botanical Garden, Heritage Hill, The Children's Museum Green Bay or Neville Museum, you will be welcome to visit the National Railroad Museum free!
How it works: Present your membership card from one of the institutions May 17 and explore!
Tickets on Sale Now! Click the link on the left to purchase tickets!
The National Railroad Museum will host Day Out With Thomas(TM) The Celebration Tour 2015, presented by HIT Entertainment and sponsored by MEGA Brands and all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels, on June 17 - 21.
Little engineers and their families will take a ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, enjoy arts and crafts, inflatable attractions, live entertainment, concessions and more!
Train rides depart every 45 minutes, rain or shine. Departure times begin at 9:15a.m. and run through 4:45p.m. each day of the event. Tickets are $18 for ages 2 and up.
Call toll-free 1-866-468-7630 or click the link on the left to purchase tickets online.
We hope you will join us!