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.



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: Wednesdays through Mondays, 11am to 4pm through October. Fridays through Mondays, 11am to 4pm, November through February. Closed Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Weekends Thanksgiving-Christmas, December 17, 2022-January 20, 2023.

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