Ride the Train

For 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.

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, 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 Sunday, December 20, 2020, a 45-minute holiday themed excursion will operate instead of Santa Train. Santa Train has been canceled as museums are not allowed to hold events because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions in King County.

During normal years, the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad is also the centerpiece for many Museum Programs including Mother's and Father's Day Weekend Excursions, the Running Trades Volunteer  Program, School Train,  Santa Train, and Day Out With ThomasTM.

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 Mother's and Father's Day Weekends, Railroad Days Weekend, Day Out With Thomas, Halloween Train or Santa Train.

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

Sorry, prices 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

Holiday Schedule

Departing Saturdays & Sundays, November 28, 2020 thru December 20, 2020

Round trip: approx. 45 minutes.

Group Discounts

The Northwest Railway Museum is pleased to extend a discount of 10% to groups of 10 or more when one person pays for all.  Groups of 20 or more that book and pay for their tickets at least one week in advance are entitled to a 20% discount.  Sorry, group discounts may not be combined with any other offer.

Mothers DayMothers ride free with a paying child on Mother's Day Weekend

2021 Special Events

2021 Special Events (Dates TBD)

Easter Weekend
- Saturday and Sunday, April TBD, 2021.

Wine Train* -
Saturdays, April TBD, May TBD, June TBD, August TBD, September TBD, October TBD, 2021. Advanced purchase required.

Mother's Day Special*
- Mom rides free with a paying child of any age on Mother's Day Weekend, May TBD, 2021!

Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday thru Monday, May TBD, 2021. To commemorate the holiday, the museum offers a $5 roundtrip train fare to anyone with a valid current military ID card & their dependant family members.

Father's Day Weekend* - Dad rides free with a paying child of any age on Father's Day Weekend, June TBD, 2021!

Independence Day Weekend - Saturday and Sunday, July TBD, 2021.

Day Out With Thomas* - Friday to Sunday, July TBD and July TBD, 2021.  Regular excursions will be suspended to allow for this special children's event featuring the well-known locomotive.  Sorry, the Snoqualmie Depot and grounds will not be accessible to visitors without tickets. Members have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance by mail (beginning in the spring).  Please note that regular trains do not operate during this event. Advanced purchase required.

North Bend Festival at Mt. Si
- Saturday and Sunday, August TBD, 2021.

Snoqualmie Railroad Days* - Saturday and Sunday, August TBD, 2021.  

Labor Day Weekend- Saturday thru Monday, September TBD, 2021

Grandparent's Grand Excursion - A grandparent rides free with a paying grandchild of any age on Grandparent's Day Weekend, September TBD, 2021.

Halloween Train* - Saturdays and Sundays, October TBD, TBD, and TBD, 2021. Halloween Storytelling Train, purchase tickets the day of, regular train ride admission includes all activities. 

Santa Train®* - The four weekends after Thanksgiving! November TBD, December TBD, TBD and TBD, 2021. Ride the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad to visit Santa Claus inside the Snoqualmie Depot. Santa Train sells out every year, so get your tickets early.  Members receive early notice and a discount. Advanced purchase required.

*BLACKOUT DATES: No passes, discounts, coupons, groups rates, passes or free member rides accepted.

** Victorian Santa Train operates on Friday, December TBD, 2021.

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.


  1. Regular train excursions are suspended during Day Out With ThomasTM, 2020. Grounds are closed to non-ticket holders.
  2. Train schedules are subject to change without notice.
  3. Please, no smoking, food, drinks or pets on the train.

RR Day crowdVisitors prepare to board the train during the annual Railroad Days festival.



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.