The Florida Railroad Museum

 

 

Train Rides Are Back

It has been a long two and half months since the museum closed its doors. The museum met with Manatee County and developed a plan for the railroad to once again begin offering train rides. Precautions will take place based on state, county and CDC guidelines, with extra cleaning between and during each trip, limited capacity and social distancing.

The museum operates rain or shine, except during severe weather

Museum volunteers are all super excited to welcome guests back! Train rides will resume on Saturday June 6th and operate every Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm. As with every summer, the museum will still be offering its Kids Ride Free all Summer special, with up to 3 free kids (under 12 years old) per adult ticket (adults are 12 years old and older). Beat the summertime/covid blues and come out and enjoy a SAFE and relaxing train ride. The train will feature two enclosed AC coaches and two open air coaches to best meet your needs. Guests are free to move about the train.

Did you want to see Thomas the Tank Engine back in March? Well, the museum’s Model Railroad display car will also be open on weekends featuring Thomas and Friends.

In addition to general admission train rides, the museum will also be offering the following:

  • Locomotive rental, drive a railroad diesel locomotive
  • Caboose charters, have your own private car for your own private party
  • Locomotive cab rides, ride shotgun with the engineer
  • While the museum’s ticket office / gift shop will be open, it is recommended that tickets are purchased online at www.FloridaRailroad.com and any at site purchases be made via credit card.

    Interested in railroading? The museum’s train crew is all volunteer, you too can be part of the action. Come on out and Join The Crew!

    The ticket office will be open on Saturday and Sunday only from 10am to 4pm (hours extended for special events) Emails and Voicemail will be checked on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as the weekends. To send a message via email, please
    email Kay Powers at [email protected]

    Upcoming Events

    Summer Nights
    an evening train ride

    New for 2020 the museum will operate an evening train ride on June 27th, July 25th and August 22nd departing at 7:30pm. Enjoy a relaxing train ride as the sunsets.