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Florida Railroad Museum

Weekend Train Rides in Parrish, Florida

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Each weekend our diesel powered trains take passengers on an excursion using a variety of open-air, open-window and air conditioned cars.

From $45

Ride the Exhibits and experience Florida’s railroad history all year long with our new Annual Pass program! Benefits include Early Access to North Pole Express tickets one week before the general public.

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Where You "Ride the Exhibits!"

The Florida Railroad Museum, Inc. was founded as The Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum with the stated goal of preserving Florida’s railroad history. The train operates on a six mile rail line between Parrish and Willow, Florida in rural Manatee County

Trains are operated entirely by museum members volunteering thousands of hours a year to make this unique experience possible.

The Ticket Office, Gift Shop and Model Railroad is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. The museum’s exhibits and train rides operate on weekends only. Our operating train equipment is not available for viewing during the week.

Due to the historic nature of our equipment, our cars are not wheelchair accessible. However, there is a wheelchair-friendly loading ramp to board the train. We ask that if you may need assistance boarding to please contact the ticket office ((941)776-0906) prior to arriving to make arrangements.

View Our Trains and Cars

Our Locomotives


See our operational and non-operational fleet of steam and diesel locomotives.

Our Passenger Cars

a large long train on a steel track

Check out our fleet of passenger cars you can enjoy.

Our Cabooses

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Take a look at the fun cabooses we feature at the museum.

Tripadvisor's #1 Activity in Parrish!

Florida Railroad Museum
Great time!

We had a blast. Everyone in our group is over 60 and we loved it. Adam (Conductor) and his staff are kind, courteous, helpful and a lot of fun! The entire staff and actors are volunteers and they do an amazing job. Highly recommend! I haven't laughed that hard in a long, long time. Good fun!

– Sharon B. | Tripadvisor
Florida Railroad Museum
Unique experience!

Nice open-car ride on a hot day.The museum at the other end was very interesting. Good to walk around. Kids were having fun running all over. Enjoyed the ride back to the station. Had fun shopping in the gift store. Close parking and easy walking ramps to train.

– Nancy P. | Tripadvisor
Florida Railroad Museum
Hobo campfire!

Our family enjoyed the train ride to the cookout location. Our trainman was very entertaining and so friendly to everyone. He even led a sing-a-long with some good old train songs. The Campfire location was big, well laid out, nice wood fires all over and lots of hot dogs. A great time!

– Betty B. | Tripadvisor
Florida Railroad Museum
Very enjoyable!

My husband and I visited today and took a train ride on one of their trains for the first time. We loved it! And we just live about ten minutes away. We will be back! Loved riding through the woods in the air conditioned comfort inside the train car.

– Kaliah M. | Tripadvisor
Florida Railroad Museum
So Much Fun!

Had a great time and the kids loved it! Volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable. So much fun!

– Erin B. | Facebook
Florida Railroad Museum
Once In a Lifetime Experience

Kay, Pat, Rick, and John all were amazing staff members and helped to create a one in a lifetime experience for my dad. We did the drive the train experience and I would highly recommend!!! We got more than our money’s worth. Thanks, Florida Railroad Museum!!!

– Jen | TripAdvisor