Florida Railroad Museum
Speciality Museums • Scenic Railroads
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Founded in 1982, the Florida Railroad Museum's mission is to acquire, preserve and operate historic examples of Florida's railroad history. The museum's Ticket Office and Gift Shop is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Diesel train excursions operate on Saturdays and Sundays only. Our operating train equipment is not available for viewing during the week. Special events are scheduled throughout the year featuring themed train rides. Be sure to check our website before your visit for current train schedules.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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nycgogogo
New York City, NY19 contributions
Dec 2022
I went to the train robbery experience with my friends. We are all adults (the kids seemed to enjoy it). The sheriff was walking through the train cars before the train started moving and he was super funny. When we got to the robbery site, we couldn't hear anything. I changed seats and I still couldn't hear. They didn't use mics. It was unclear if there was a plot. All in all, I would not recommend.
Written December 1, 2022
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M R
Mount Dora, FL3 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
This was something I always wanted to do. It was a fun afternoon to experience a train afternoon! Everyone was very friendly.
Written November 30, 2022
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J M
Sarasota, FL5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
The Pumpkin Express was Magical! Yesterday I took my granddaughter for her birthday to the pumpkin express. We thought it would be a lovely day for a train ride and thought we would arrive to a pumpkin patch only. Our eyes lit up when we arrived to something out of a movie! There were tense everywhere filled with things for children to do. The food was amazing! There was a jump bounce house, a hayride, wonderful games for the children to play, arts and crafts and even an amazing haunted house that wasn't so scary. It was the perfect day! Thank you for making such a wonderful birthday for my granddaughter! We will be back!
Written October 30, 2022
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Chris C
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Had a great time on the Pumpkin Patch Express!!! Train ride was enjoyable, lots of activities for the kids. Can’t wait for our trip on the Polar Express!!
Written October 24, 2022
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Gay T
Odessa, FL2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
An absolutely wonderful experience! Took the grand nugget to the pumpkin patch and the volunteers were all top notch as well as the festivities planned for the children. Check out the Florida Railroad Museum not only for the kids but adults too. BART the conductor explained that they have WW 2 re-enactments as well as murder mystery dinners which sounds so fun! Highly recommend!
Written October 23, 2022
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Linda V
St. Augustine, FL18 contributions
Sep 2022
We took my 2 1/2 year old grandson! What a great experience. We picked the air conditioned car because of the heat and bugs. But it also afforded more comfort. However, in the cooler months, I could see picking the open cars. The volunteers were kind and knowledeable. I also thought this was a GREAT value for the money. My grandson didn't want to get off. We will certainly go back and probably purchase the family plan. We arrived at 10 on a Saturday. There was an open flea market (not connected to the museum). However, it had some animals to pet. We did that then walked back to the train. We were able to board at 10:30. The train goes for about 30 minutes. You stop in "Willow" and you can get off and look at an old fire engine and other trains. Then you get back on and head back. As an adult, I found the trip very relaxing.
Written September 19, 2022
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Craig B
Ruskin, FL6 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
It is a very cool experience for out of town guests and kids to see what Parrish was like 50 years ago.
Written September 4, 2022
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Cynthia W
Bradenton, FL1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Solo
Everyone involved in my visit were so kind and enjoyable to speak with. It was a nice experience. I’m looking forward to returning for one of their events or to ride with the conductor.
Written August 22, 2022
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Marcus M
London, UK27 contributions
Jul 2022
small freindly attraction with some great hostroical pieces of railway equipment and circus vehicles.

My four year olds had a great three hours which was great value for money.

Very friendly staff
Written July 10, 2022
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roofwaffe
Fort Myers, FL17 contributions
May 2022
Having the private caboose for my granddaughter's birthday celebration. Debbie was our guide for the trip and she made it so special. My grands loved riding on train and especially in the Coppola where they could climb up and sit above the car to watch. We brought lunch and cake and it was a wonderful memory.
Written May 30, 2022
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Florida Railroad Museum (Parrish) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Florida Railroad Museum is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM