An important notice for friends and patrons of the Whippany Railway Museum

Due to the continuing public health concerns and the spread of COVID-19, the Whippany Railway Museum remains CLOSED and has suspended all of its excursion trains until further notice. We are evaluating our options for the 2021 season, and will make those announcements as soon as they become available

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The Pumpkin Festival is being held at the Whippany Railway Museum on

Special "Pumpkinliner" caboose trains make frequent departures from the Museum site throughout the day. Trains depart at

12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, and 5:00PM.

All trains run, rain or shine!


Infants On Laps, One-year of age and under : FREE

Jersey Coast Club Car:
Children (Under 12): $14
Adults (Age 12+): $19

Caboose Seating:
Children (Under 12): $11
Adults (Age 12+): $16

Seating Options

Ticket price includes admission to the Museum grounds, Museum building which houses historical railroad, steam ship memorabilia displays, operating model trains, gift shop and the outdoor operating large scale model trains.


20th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Train Rides and Halloween Crafts/Vendor Fair

All excursion trains are suspended until further notice

Whippany Railway Museum
Whippany, NJ

Pumpk Fest Carving

Celebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season of the Witch at the WHIPPANY RAILWAY MUSEUM with train rides and a Halloween crafts/vendor fair from 12:30 to 5:00 PM, Rain or Shine.

You and your family can enjoy an afternoon amid the Color and Spirit of Fall in the Whippanong Valley of Morris County, New Jersey.

Autumn is a Season of Family Fun, and the Pumpkin, the reassuring signal of seasonal passage, never fails to bring forth the image of cool nights, bright harvest moons, crackling fires, and the warmth of family and friends. And when pumpkins appear, they take on a playful appearance, alerting everyone that the special magic of HALLOWEEN, with its goblins, ghouls, and witches lies just around the corner.

Order your tickets online with a credit card up to two hours prior to departure. Tickets tend to sell out quickly. Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the rides at the onsite ticket office. Cash only - No credit cards on day of ride.

Walk among the Pumpkins, Corn Shocks, and Grinning Scarecrows as you enjoy the wares of local CRAFTS MERCHANTS and RAILROAD MEMORABILIA dealers at our popular PUMPKIN MARKETPLACE CRAFTS FAIR! Apples at craft and vendor fair
pumpkfest5 You'll also see a unique collection of antique Farm Tractors. The Museum has assembled a fine assortment of vintage, American-built gas-powered agricultural tractors, which help to tell the story of how the Railroads delivered the crops that fed a Nation, to market.
You and the Kids can pose for Pictures in front of our very own Haunted House. You will all enjoy the festive fall decorations around the museum grounds.
Vampira's Castle

Take a relaxing, nostalgic 30-minute trip into the past onboard the "Pumpkinliner". The enjoyable excursion follows the route of the Historic "Whippanong Trail", and will feature ANTIQUE CABOOSES you can ride in. Trains depart at 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, and 5:00 buy advance tickets online.

You can also 'ride-in-style' aboard our elegantly-restored 1927-era Central Railroad of New Jersey club car, 'Jersey Coast'. Jersey Coast Boarding
jc thmb pf Feel like a millionaire while traveling in this carefully restored relic from another age. Inside you'll find that it has the look and feel of a private club, with details like individual leather chairs, mahogany interior accented with stained glass, built-in tables and period ceiling fans. The 'Jersey Coast' recalls the 30's when the CNJ operated its deluxe coach train, the 'Blue Comet' between Jersey City and Atlantic City, NJ. The striking paint scheme of cream and blue reminds one of a comet streaking through space.
On the day of the festival, the Museum will be open from 12 Noon to 5 PM. Admission is included in your Ticket Purchase and goes to the continued maintenance and restoration of the Museum building, grounds, and exhibit collection.

A Gift Shop is located within the Museum building. Snacks and hot and cold drinks are available at the Snack Depot near the parking lot.
Photo of cornstalk decorations at Whippany Railway Museum
Photo of girl with pumpkins at vendor fair PUMPKIN FESTIVAL is staffed by Whippany Railway Museum volunteers. Proceeds from this event go right back into our restoration projects. We appreciate your continued support of our Historic Preservation efforts.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are a vendor of Autumn and Halloween crafts or Harvest Pumpkins,Corn, Gourds and the like, or a dealer of Railroad Memorabilia... we'd like you to participate!
This is an OUTDOOR event...
$25.00 allows you a 10'x10' working space under the shade trees of the Great Lawn of the Whippany Station. This picturesque site provides a beautiful and inviting location for a Fall Crafts Show. (NOTE: NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE LAWN). This event will be held RAIN or SHINE.
Photo of vendor stands at crafts fair

Vendors will be admitted at 9 AM and permitted to erect SMALL, individual tents/cabanas to protect themselves and their wares from sun or inclement weather. Vendors are responsible for bringing and setting up their own tables and chairs. For further information and details, or to reserve your space, contact the Whippany Railway Museum at P.O. Box 16, Whippany, NJ 07981-0016 or by phone at (973) 887-8177. Alternately, you may view and print the application form by clicking here(2020 version, in Adobe PDF format).

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The Whippany Railway Museum is a member of the HeritageRail Alliance
and the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey.
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Whippany Railway Museum
P.O. Box 16
Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
(973) 887-8177

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