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The Bookstore has reopened!

The Depot is now reopened! We are currently limited to 6 customers at a time, so please wait outside the door for someone to exit if we are at capacity.

Based on the Governor’s emergency proclamation and orders from the State of Washington and King County health officials, the Northwest Railway Museum's gallery spaces are closed until Phase 3 of Washington's Covid-19 reopening plan. The Northwest Railway Museum's Snoqualmie Depot Waiting Room and Freight Room, Railway History Campus and North Bend Depot remain closed to the public during the Covid-19 Crisis. The Museum has postponed all programs scheduled through at least July 10, including our Rules Class, Museum Day, Regular Train Operations, birthday parties, private rentals, School Train, and field trips. 

As a public gathering space, this is a preventative action to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ensure the safety of our community, visitors, staff and volunteers. We ask that all visitors over the age of 2 wear a mask while visiting; for a historic look, bandanas are available for purchase in the Depot Bookstore.

Tickets sales currently suspended for 2020 Regular Season Train Rides, Snoqualmie Valley Wine Trains and Grand Tours; they will be available here when we are able to operate again. If you have questions or pre-purchased tickets, contact info@TrainMuseum.org to reschedule; we will honor or refund all tickets.

We will post any updates to this page as they become available.


Day Out With Thomas

Due to continuing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northwest Railway Museum is cancelling the Day Out with Thomas ™ 2020 event. Advance ticketholders will receive refunds within the next 14 days via TicketWeb.

The Museum’s priority is the health and safety of guests, volunteers, and staff members. Recent developments include an increasing rate of infection, and strongly suggests a large family event is currently inadvisable.The Northwest Railway Museum has been hosting Day Out With Thomas since 2002. We are proud of our event, and intended to host the #1 Engine again this year though obviously with additional safety precautions. Day Out With Thomas is a complicated event for us to host, and we need to know that we can hold the event at least two months in advance so we can make adequate preparations for visitors and their families. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic crisis has created unprecedented challenges for all of us, and at the present time we cannot yet get clearance from the State of Washington to operate the event in July or even in September. The cancellation of Day Out With Thomas ™ 2020 is a great disappointment for everyone at the Northwest Railway Museum, but there is much excitement in looking ahead to reopening. The Museum looks forward to welcoming Thomas the Tank Engine back to Snoqualmie in July 2021.

As the Governor’s Safe Start directive advances to the next phase, the Northwest Railway Museum will again welcome visitors back for train excursions, heritage railroading experiences, and fun new events. All activities will be designed for families and guests of all ages while practicing proper social distancing and health guidelines, including the use of masks for staff and guests. The Museum is planning to make announcements later in July about upcoming events that include inaugural runs of Northern Pacific Railway locomotive 924, the 1899-built Rogers steam locomotive that has been undergoing restoration for five years. The Northwest Railway Museum is looking forward to seeing you when its doors reopen and trains begin operating again.

We know this may be disappointing for some of you, but rest assured we will be as accommodating as possible. We are refunding ticket holders to our event. Thank you for your support during this challenging time. In the meantime, all of us at the Northwest Railway Museum wish you and your family good health and safety.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Snoqualmie Depot Hours: 10am - 5pm, daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

 

The Northwest Railway Museum's our Snoqualmie Depot Waiting Room and Freight Room, Railway History Campus and North Bend Depot are still currently closed to the public during the Covid-19 Crisis.

Below is our regular hours for once we reopen:

Riding the Train: Currently Unavailable- Regular trains run Saturdays and Sunday, April thru October.

Railway History Center Hours: Currently Unavailable- 11am - 4pm, Thursday - Sunday, April - Memorial Day & Labor Day - October. 11am - 4pm, Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesday), Memorial Day - Labor Day. All regular trains stop here on Saturdays and Sundays. November - March, open by advanced appointment only.

Price: No admission to visit the Snoqualmie Depot. $10 per adult (age 13+), $5 per child (2-12) to visit Railway History Center. $20 per adult (age 13-61), $16 per senior (age 62+), $10 per child (2-12) for Train Rides.

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