Santa Comes to the Roundhouse

Come out to the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum and climb aboard a steam-powered train to transport you to our Roundhouse where you will meet Old St. Nick himself, surrounded by our historic collection of steam locomotives! 

Take your picture with Santa, enjoy a nice holiday craft, and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. All child guests will also be given a complimentary gift bag before leaving the Roundhouse! 

Children 3-17: $15

Adults: $25

Children under 3: Free

1 ticket per child required.
Tickets may be purchased in advance and also on the day of the event. Museum Visitor Center opens at 8:30am on the day of the event.

This event does not include a tour of the Roundhouse.

Available Dates

09 December 2023

Roundhouse Tours

Step back in time to explore the Age of Steam Roundhouse with one of our knowledgeable interpreters. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of this authentic 20th century Roundhouse. Learn the fundamentals of steam locomotives, experience the storied past of the railroad, and connect with American industrial heritage.

Roundhouse tours are offered April through November 18th on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM.

Tickets for our 2023 Roundhouse Tour Season are on sale now!

*Note: Tickets are limited and may be purchased online or at the ticket counter.  Only online purchases are guaranteed for the selected day and time.

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Commemorating the Role Played by American Railroads in Achieving Allied Victory in World War II

The Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum will host our annual Steam to Victory on Friday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th, 2023.

Combining the might and power of the second World War with the display of American military and steam, visitors will see how the two worked together through the war.

Visitors to the event will be treated to static railroad displays, artillery and small arms demonstrations, World War II military vehicles, living history reenactors, and militaria and food vendors. Short train rides on the museum grounds will be offered to guests as well as tours of the roundhouse to see our steam locomotives that aren’t being displayed outside at the event. Both of these aspects of the event are included in the price of admission for the event.

Evening Lantern Tours

Join us at the Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum for a family-friendly evening of ghostly tales and stories of railroad legends, led by the light of an old oil lantern. Experience our 90-minute tours led by a staff storyteller who will thrill you and chill you as they lead you around the roundhouse and our steam locomotive collection during the dark twilight hours of autumn. Please do not bring flashlights or use flash photography during the tour and please wear closed-toe shoes.

Lantern Tours will be offered on:

  • Friday October 20th
  • Saturday October 21st
  • Friday October 27th
  • Saturday October 28th
Tours begin at 6pm and 7pm each night. Children ages 3-16 are $15 per child, Adults 17+ are $25, Children under 3 are free.

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Ferroequinologist Tours

An extended three-hour long guided tour of the Age of Steam Roundhouse including our collection of Steam Locomotives, Restoration Shop, Turntable, Machine Shop, and Store House. This tour is an in-depth look at the technical aspects concerning steam engineering, locomotive mechanics, industrial heritage, railroad history, and roundhouse architecture.

Note: The Ferroequinologist Tour is a more in-depth version of our regular guided tour designed for the knowledgeable railroad enthusiast.

Group size is strictly limited.

Due to the nature of the site, visitors are restricted to the guided tour itself.
Group sizes are limited, with one tour guide and an assistant.
All tickets are sold in advance. No tickets may be purchased at the door.
Comfortable, closed toe, footwear recommended.
Roundhouse waiver must be signed.

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