Train enthusiasts of all ages will love The Ohio Railway Museum in Worthington! Not only can you check out the amazing collection of trains, you can take a two mile round trip demonstration ride on one of the museum’s streetcars or interurbans.
Founded in 1948, The Ohio Railway Museum is one of the oldest railway museums in America. The museum began with the acquisition of Ohio Public Service Interurban Car #21, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The collection has over 30 pieces, including streetcars dating from the 1900 to 1949, interurbans dating from 1905 to 1965, passenger cars dating from 1918 to 1925, also including electric and steam locomotives built from 1910 to 1926.
You’ll learn the history of Steam and electric powered rail transportation and its effects on the lives and growth of the first half of the 20th century. See how the designs of the equipment differed due to the economic and geographic needs of the different rail companies.
Sunday Rides at Ohio Railway Museum
The museum is open every Sunday, May – December from 12-4 pm. Admission for adults is $9.00, for seniors (65+) and military (with ID) $8.00, for children (ages 4-12) $7.00, and ages 3 and under get in for free. Pricing is from 2022; subject to change in 2023.
Rides are scheduled every Sunday for 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 PM.
You can ride as many times as you’d like on the day of admission purchase, and admission includes access to the museum grounds where you can see and walk through all of the trains on display.
Ghost Trolley at Ohio Railway Museum
Fridays and Saturdays, October 6 to October 28, 2023
Take a ride on the Ghost Trolley at Ohio Railway Museum. Tour the decorated yard and rail cars and then board the streetcar.
Once the trolley is down the line, it’s lights out as we tell you the story of the Ghost Trolley.
This is a Halloween event designed for younger children to have fun and not be frightened. All kids are different though, and easily frightened or younger children may not be suitable for the event. Use your own judgment.
Tickets are $10 for the special event.
Tours will occur every half hour from 5 pm – 9:30 pm.
Ohio Railway Museum (website)
990 Proprietors Rd
Worthington, Ohio (614) 885-7345
Letters to Santa
December tba 2023 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Write your letter to Santa Claus and see the museum decorated for Christmas, and make ornaments and crafts along with coloring pages in car #5060. Visit with Mrs. Claus and receive a free photo keepsake in car #6510. And take a train ride in Interurban #64!