Ride the Train

Ride the RailsFor the 2020 season, regularly scheduled trains will run Saturdays and Sundays, October through December. Tickets for are only available online via advance purchase. Train riders may visit the Train Shed Exhibit Hall at no extra charge by showing their train ticket to the agent before or after their train ride.

For more information about the 2020 season, departure times and pricing click below.

For 2020:

Ride the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad aboard historic railroad coaches through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley along 5.5 miles of the original 1880s Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway.

In October and November, Standard Train excursions depart from both the Snoqualmie Depot and the North Bend Depot for a 90-minute round trip including a visit to the top of Snoqualmie Falls with views of the scenic lower river valley. Beginning, Saturday, November 28 thru Saturday, December 19, 2020, a 25-minute Yuletide Express will operate*.

Halloween Excursion

This excursion is operating on Saturdays and Sundays, October 17-18, 24-25 and 31, 2020. Join us in costumes for a 90-minute fall decorated train excursion.

Yuletide Express

Join Santa and his elves on the Yuletide Express*! Your 25-minute holiday excursion begins at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Board seasonally decorated, antique coaches, and travel west to Snoqualmie Falls, pausing briefly at the crest for a view of the river valley before returning to Snoqualmie. Each child receives a small gift from Santa, and each ticketholder receives two cookies. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance of your train ride; fare includes admission to the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.

For Yuletide Express tickets are $24 a person for everyone age 2 and above.

Everyone over the age of 2 needs a ticket.

*Due to Covid-19 pandemic reopening restrictions; the Museum is unable to host any events in 2020 including Halloween Storytelling Train and Santa Train. Instead, there will be a Halloween Excursion and Yuletide Express that comply with Washington State reopening restrictions.


The Program

For 2020:

Ride the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad aboard historic railroad coaches through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley along 5.5 miles of the original 1880s Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway.

In October and November, Standard Train excursions depart from both the Snoqualmie Depot and the North Bend Depot for a 90-minute round trip including a visit to the top of Snoqualmie Falls with views of the scenic lower river valley. Beginning, Saturday, November 28 thru Saturday, December 19, 2020, a 25-minute Yuletide Express will operate*.

Halloween Excursion

This excursion is operating on Saturdays and Sundays, October 17-18, 24-25 and 31, 2020. Join us in costumes for a 90-minute fall decorated train excursion.

 

Yuletide Express

Join Santa and his elves on the Yuletide Express*! Your 25-minute holiday excursion begins at the historic Snoqualmie Depot. Board seasonally decorated, antique coaches, and travel west to Snoqualmie Falls, pausing briefly at the crest for a view of the river valley before returning to Snoqualmie. Each child receives a small gift from Santa, and each ticketholder receives two cookies. Tickets must be purchased online, in advance of your train ride; fare includes admission to the Train Shed Exhibit Hall.

Tickets are $24 a person for everyone age 2 and above.

Board train at Snoqualmie Depot: 38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie WA 98065.
Please arrive no more than 25-minutes before departure.

Everyone over the age of 2 needs a ticket.

 

*Due to Covid-19 pandemic reopening restrictions; the Museum is unable to host any events in 2020 including Halloween Storytelling Train and Santa Train. Instead, there will be a Halloween Excursion and Yuletide Express that comply with Washington State reopening restrictions.

2020 Standard Schedule

Standard Round Trip Fares


Adult:             $20.00
Senior (62+)  $16.00
Child (2-12)   $10.00

Children under the age of 2 are free!


* No passes, discounts, coupons, groups rates.

** No free member rides accepted during Yuletide Express.

The Museum accepts cash, checks with a western Washington address and phone number, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Sorry, prices and schedules are subject to change without notice.

October Schedule

Departing Saturdays & Sundays, October

Board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Round trip: approx. 90 minutes.
Snoqualmie Depot
38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie

11:00 AM
12:30 PM
  2:00 PM
  3:30 PM

North Bend Depot

205 E McClellan St, North Bend
11:25 AM
12:55 PM
  2:25 PM

November Schedule

Departing Saturdays & Sundays, thru November 22, 2020

Board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. Round trip: approx. 90 minutes.
Snoqualmie Depot
38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie

11:00 AM
12:30 PM
  2:00 PM

North Bend Depot

205 E McClellan St, North Bend
11:25 AM
12:55 PM

 

Helpful Hints

1. Arrive early to enjoy the downtown. This way there is no rush to find parking and get tickets before the train leaves at its departure time.

2. Before boarding the train check out the restroom at the depot.  There are no restrooms on the train.

3. Dress for the weather.  If it is a cool, rainy day, bring jackets.  If it is a warm, sunny day, dress in layers to stay cool if its too warm. Bring an extra bottle of water for the ride.

4. Bring a camera. There are some amazing views and neat artifacts along the way.

5. Turn off the phone and have fun! Take the time to enjoy what it might have been like to ride a train a hundred years ago.

6.  Remember to pack and wear your favorite mask that securely covers both your nose and mouth.

Accessibility

Northwest Railway Museum coaches are authentic and historically accurate.  They feature limited doorway widths and steep stairwells not fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Our train crews are always prepared to assist you when entraining or detraining. However train crews are not permitted to lift or carry passengers on or off the train, but we do have a hand-crank wheel chair lift for wheelchair bound passengers.  Please advise the train crew about your special needs prior to boarding so they may best meet your requirements.


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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: Thursdys- Sundays, 11am - 4pm; and Wednesdays, 1pm - 4pm. April - October.

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: The train runs Saturdays and Sundays, October thru December, 2020.