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More than just trains.

Welcome to the National Railroad Museum! Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning by providing dynamic educational opportunities through the preservation of railroad objects, engaging exhibits and innovative programs.

The Museum maintains a noteworthy collection of railroad objects, photographs, manuscripts and rolling stock. The Museum's educational programs for students are interactive and reinforce school curriculum including arts and history as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields of study. The Museum also offers a variety of educational opportunities for adults.

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 participate in educational programs per year. We invite you to come and explore the National Railroad Museum!

Announcements & Upcoming Events

National Railroad Museum Capital Campaign

The National Railroad Museum has begun a Capital Campaign for an exciting expansion.

Visit for more information!

6th Annual Rails & Ales Brewfest

  • September 17, 2016

All Aboard!   Join in the National Railroad Museum’s annual “fun”draiser!  This annual event is always a sell out, so act fast to make it a night out to remember as you  enjoy fun and camaraderie among the historic rail locomotives and rail cars while sampling craft beers, regional wines, and food prepared by local restaurants, and bidding on an awesome array of items, trips, fun packages, gift certificates, etc.   A memorable evening of fun and fundraising to help support the National Railroad Museum!

Main Event – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (limited to the first 400 tickets)

Standard tickets: $35 in advance (online before September 17) or $45 at the door which includes

o   craft beers, regional wines, food samples from area restaurants,

o   games, activities, rail trivia,

o   music,

o   a souvenir glass,

o   and a wide array of auction and raffle items to bid on and win!

Premium Events in the Silver Spirit dining car (unique - limited to 24 passengers per event time)

  • Dinner Train: 4:00 or  6:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT

o   Tickets: $65 in advance only which includes a 3-course dinner with beer and wine pairings in addition to all the Main Event offerings as well…..AND a special auction item only Premium guests have an opportunity to bid on in the Depot!

  • Dessert Train: 8:00 p.m.

o   Tickets: $55 in advance only which includes a wide array of dessert selections with beer and wine pairings in addition to all the Main Event offerings as well…..AND a special auction item only Premium guests have an opportunity to bid on in the Depot!

Must be 21 to attend and I.D. will be required at entry for all ages. 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

The Polar Express

  • November 18 - December 4, 2016

Polar Express™ Tickets Go on Sale July 25 at 10:00 am

The Polar Express™ at the National Railroad Museum features a live rendition of the Hot Chocolate Dance followed by a dramatic reading of the original Polar Express™ book. Patrons then board the train for the ride to the North Pole. Once we reach the top of the world, Santa personally greets each and every child.

2016 DATES:

November 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30

December 1, 2, 3, 4



Wednesday and Thursday shows are at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday shows are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. 

Standard Class: $17.50 all seats, all ages
Premium Class Lounge: $30 all seats, all ages
Premium Class Table: $28 all seats, all ages

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets (July 25th, 10:00 am)

Thank you to our sponsors: Schneider National, Pomp's Tire, and KinderCare Learning Centers!

Railroading Merit Badge Workshop

  • November 5, 2016
Open to all Boy Scouts, the Railroading Merit Badge Workshop is a fun way to earn this merit badge. Offered on Saturday, November 5, this workshop includes six stations covering all the requirements of the badge. Scouts who participate in all six stations can earn the badge in one day.
Registration is limited to 300 scouts and 100 adults. You can register as an individual, a patrol or troop. The registration fee is $9.50 for scouts and adults.

CLICK HERE to register.
National Railroad Museum
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  • 2285 S Broadway
  • Green Bay, WI 54304
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