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Please join us by visiting the Snoqualmie Depot site, open daily. Due to increasing Covid-19 rates in the area, the Train Ride and the Railway History Campus will remain closed until at least February 19th with an exact reopening date being reassessed in a few weeks. Ticket holders for the canceled January trains should contact the Depot Bookstore by emailing Lara@TrainMuseum.org to receive a full refund.

Join us beginning February 19, 2022 from 11 am - 4 pm, Wednesdays through Mondays for a visit to the Train Shed Exhibit Hall. Or, join us on Saturdays beginning on February 19th, 2022, on a socially-distanced, scenic train ride through the upper Snoqualmie Valley. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information about our social distancing restrictions please visit our Social Distancing Updates page. Ticket fare includes free admission to the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.
  • Members can call Visitor Services at 425.888.3030 x7202 to reserve their passes

  • Masks covering both nose and mouth are required during the duration of your visit

  • By order of King County, all visitors age 12 years and older must show proof of vaccination or a negative NAAT or PCR test taken within the last 72 hours to visit the Museum and/or ride the train.



Ride the Rails: Saturdays, January to March. Saturdays and Sundays, April through December.

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

Railway History Campus Hours:   Closed December 18, 2021 through February 19, 2022. Beginning February 19, 2022, Wednesdays through Mondays from 11 am - 4 pm.

Price: $24 per adult (age 13-61), $20 per senior (age 62+), $12 per child (2-12) for Train Rides.

No admission to visit the Snoqualmie Depot.

$10 per adult (age 13+), $5 per child (2-12) to visit the Railway History Campus Train Shed Exhibit Hall.

Related Sites: Chapel Car 5 Messenger of Peace, Wellington Remembered.

DonateLong time friend of the Museum Peter O'Brien recently passed. In honor of his life time commitment to community service, the O'Brien family is creating a Low-Income Equity Fund at the Museum in his memory. If you would like to give a memorial in his memory click the donate button to navigate to the Low-Income Equity Fund donation portal.

The Northwest Railway Museum gratefully acknowledges financial support received from: 

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Why do we still require masks? Transportation Security Adminsitration ("TSA") regulations currently require all railways, airlines and buses to have persons masked through January 2022. Though social distancing regulations are loosening in much of the region, the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad falls under the jurisdiction of the Federal Railway Administration and TSA. We ask that all visitors over the age of 2 and require for those over the age of 5 to wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth while visiting. By order of King County, proof of vaccination will be required beginning October 25 for all visitors aged 12 and older. The vaccine requirement is a legal mandate imposed by King County. The Museum is required to enforce the law as a condition of remaining open to the public. The Museum has already lost $1.4 million from closures and capacity reductions, further closures would be absolutely disasterous to the Museum. For more information about our social distancing restrictions please visit our Social Distancing Updates page.

Recent News

Dec 18, 2021
Jack taking a short breakin Santa's chair insidechapel car 5 Messenger of Peace.Jack Christensen has had a long railroad career. He began as an engine wiper for the Northern Pacific Railway in the Auburn roundhouse. He first operated a steam locomotive on Christmas Eve 1943 when he was just 16 years old. 16? Yes, apparently the locomotive engineer called for the Auburn yard had been at a