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. The Ohio Railway Museum reopened in July with plenty of space, and safety precautions in place!
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.
Visiting Ohio Railway Museum
All operating cars will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and the outdoor grounds have plenty of space to wander and maintain proper distance from others. Sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the museum. You can also follow along on their Facebook for updates.
Sunday Rides at Ohio Railway Museum
The museum is open every Sunday, July 5 – 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. 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.
Ohio Railway Museum (website)
990 Proprietors Rd
Worthington, Ohio (614) 885-7345
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2020 Ghost Trolley at Ohio Railway Museum
This is a Halloween event designed for younger children to have fun and not be frightened, but all kids are different and easily frightened or younger children may not be suitable for the event. Use your own judgment. 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. Tours will start every half hour. Special event pricing, $10 per person
Fridays October 16th, 23rd and 30th, from 5 to 10pm. Friday nights will be considered more ‘scary’ this year at the request of many for older children.
Saturdays October 17th, 24th and 31st, from 4 to 8pm
Sunday afternoons October 18th, 25th, and November 1st are regular Sunday hours and pricing from Noon to 4pm. Tickets available at the door for that day, first come first served. Sunday pricing is Adults – $9.00, Seniors – $8.00, Children – $7.00, Children under age 3 – FREE
Worthington, OH 43085