Hours & Schedule

NOTE: The museum is temporarily CLOSED until further notice, in accordance with CDC guidelines in regards to the COVID-19 (aka “coronavirus”) pandemic. Please keep an eye on this page for further updates regarding Spring events and start of our train service.

On Saturdays throughout the year (and Sundays from Memorial Day through Indigenous Peoples/Columbus Day) the Museum grounds are open to the public from 9 AM to 4 PM. Please note that train rides promptly depart Sheepscot Station (at the museum, 97 Cross Road, Alna) on the schedule below.

January Through April
Museum is open on Saturdays only.  Except for limited special events (such as Steam & Sleighs, and the Easter Eggspress) there are no scheduled trains, due to temperature, snow, maintenance, etc.  In winter, the Museum usually closes around 2 PM.

First Saturday of May Through Weekend Before Memorial Weekend
Museum open on Saturdays only; diesel-powered trains operate on our Spring Schedule: 10:30 AM, 12 Noon, and 1:30 PM. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.
NOTE: No public trains will be running on Saturday 5/16/2020.

Memorial Weekend Through Indigenous Peoples / Columbus Weekend
Museum open on Saturdays and Sundays; steam or diesel-powered trains operate on our Summer Schedule: 10:30 AM, 12 Noon, 1:30 PM, and 3:00 PM. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM on Saturdays only based on crew and equipment availability. Also, be sure to check out our many Special Events.

Weekend After Columbus Day through the End of the Year
Museum open Saturdays only, no scheduled trains (but see below).

Select Weekends: Christmas Tree Trains
Check our Special Events for details.
Advance reservations required.

December 12: Victorian Christmas
Our Victorian Christmas.  Trains start operating at 10 AM and operate as frequently as possible until 3 PM.
Advance reservations required.

Note: When a holiday falls on a day that we are normally open, we do open, with the exception of Christmas Day. Unless otherwise noted as a special event, we are not open on Monday holidays.

The WW&F Railway reserves the right to cancel and/or adjust train operations based on equipment and crew availability, and/or hazardous weather conditions. All cancellations or reductions in service will be announced on the Railway’s Facebook page and web site as soon as practicable.  Any tickets purchased for cancelled trains will be fully refunded to the purchaser.

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