Events and Exhibits
Tuesdays, 10:00 - Noon -- Behind-the-Scenes Shop Tours
Due to their popularity, weekly Behind-the-Scenes Shop Tours of Railtown 1897 State Historic Park are now available on Tuesday mornings on an ongoing basis! This is your chance to get an up-close look at routine maintenance and specialized work happening on current projects in the historic Roundhouse as well as in the Tri-Dam shop (a Cold War-era machine shop used to repair, replace or service parts for operating equipment, cars, steam and diesel locomotives). Keep in mind, parts for steam engines -- and sometimes vintage diesel locomotives -- cannot be purchased and must be manufactured on-site making Railtown 1897 SHP one of the most accessible places around to watch this specialized work being performed. After a brief slide show, a knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer host will guide visitors to the historic shops to meet and ask questions of skilled paid and volunteer staff who are actively working on projects and activities that keep the historic shops alive. Mark your calendar to spend your Tuesday mornings joining the Shop Tours and watching this important work get done!
December 14 and 15, 2013 (11 – 3) Event -- Santa Express
Santa visits Railtown! Climb aboard with Santa on our excursion train, departing on the hour from 11 to 3, Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15. Hot chocolate served in the carriage room. Regular ticket prices apply.
For more information on any of the listed events, please call (209) 984-3953.