The Northwest Railway Museum has many fun and interesting programs and events to choose from. Whether it is an education program like School Train, or a special family event such as Santa Train, the Museum has a variety of options for experiencing the excitement of a working railroad and for understanding the significance of railroads in the development of the region.


santatrainSanta Train: 11,000 people visit with Santa Claus in the seasonally decorated Snoqualmie Depot during this annual event.

thomasThomas: Besides a fun train ride, young visitors get to meet Thomas, ride on a trailer car, watch a puppet show, and have an all around good time each July.


educationpeSchool Train: The Museum hosts over 1000 school age and preschool age students each spring for programming that includes educational activities and a train ride.

railroaddaysRailroad Days: This annual town festival in August includes hands-on living history activities and demonstrations, a parade, live music, timber sports, a car show, vendors, food and fun for the whole family.


Special Update


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.


Museum Hours

Snoqualmie Depot Hours: 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week. No admission charge to visit the depot and grounds

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There is limited access during Day Out With Thomas and Santa Train events.

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

Price: No admission charge to visit the Snoqualmie Depot and grounds. Admission $10 per adult (age 13+), $5 per child (2-12) to visit the Train Shed Exhibit Hall

Riding the Train: Saturdays, January-March; Saturdays and Sundays, April-December