Train Days

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Train Day
Train Day

Discover the magic of trains at Train Day. Visitors are invited to celebrate Gaithersburg’s long and storied history with the railroad. Enjoy an N-Gauge model train display presented by BANTRAK members, explore vintage rail cars, and participate in train-related activities. In the Museum, have fun in the hands-on learning centers and shop for train-themed items. With any luck visitors can also enjoy the sights and sounds of the actual CSX & AMTRAK trains that frequently rumble past the Museum.


  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 • 11 – 2:30 p.m.; Talk from 3 – 4 p.m.
    Talk: Peter Liebhold, curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, will talk about the Transcontinental Railroad, which opened 150 years ago, on May 10, 1869. Tickets are required for this part of the program as seating is limited. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite.
  • Saturday & Sunday, June 8 & 9, 2019 • 11 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10, 2019 • 11 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 11 – 3 p.m.
    The Steam Engine will be open for visitors to explore.

This is a drop-in program for audiences of all ages. Admission is free, but a donation to help cover the cost of materials is appreciated. Please note children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.