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

Visitor Policies

Museum Operating Schedule

The Whippany Railway Museum is open to the public

Sundays Only, April thru October - Noon - 4:00 PM.

During our Special Events, the Museum is open from 12 Noon - 4:00 PM. On these special days, the train generally operates at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 PM. Please check our Event Calendar for a complete list of dates, fares and train schedules.

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Admission Fees

The Whippany Railway Museum is a non-profit, educational organization that relies entirely on admission fees to support our historic preservation efforts, as well as building, grounds and artifact maintenance.

Admission to the grounds and Museum Building on Sundays when the trains are not running is

Adults: $2.00
Children (under 12): $1.00

On days when the trains are running, the admission fee is included with your ticket purchase.

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No Refunds

The Museum does not offer refunds for any admission or event ticket.

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There are no restroom facilities on the train and no running water on the property. We have chemical toilets available for your use with a hand sanitizer dispenser.

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Walking Conditions

The Museum property is part of an active railroad and is covered with gravel in most of the walking areas so we suggest that you wear sturdy shoes and do not run on the property.

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Ticket Payment

Credit cards are accepted for on-line purchases but not at the Ticket Office on the day of rides.

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Open Rain, Snow or Shine

The Museum is open and operates Rain, Snow or Shine. Please take weather into consideration when expecting to visit as our Rolling Stock exhibits are outdoors. Our Special Event Trains operate regardless of weather.

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Safety First

View our important Safety Rules to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

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For the safety of your pet and our other guests, pets are not allowed on the museum grounds or aboard our trains. The museum is located on an active railway line. The sounds, crowds and unfamiliar surroundings, can cause some animal’s great distress. We also strongly requests that you not leave pets in your parked vehicle. Certified, documented, harnessed service animals and guide dogs are exempted.

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Photography is permitted for personal use only. Feel free to take all the pictures you wish for your own use. Commercial photography of any type is strictly prohibited without prior permission from the Museum. The Museum is located on an active freight rail line and safety is of the utmost importance.

Please contact the Whippany Railway Museum at (973) 887-8177
or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in the Museum building. Smoking is also prohibited on all railroad equipment, whether on display or in operation.

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Carry-In Picnics

Food and non-alcoholic beverage carry-ins are acceptable during your regular visit to the Museum. A small outdoor picnic area is available for your use on a first-come, first-served basis. Carry-ins are not welcome during Museum Special Events, such as the Easter Bunny Express, Pumpkin Festival, Santa Claus Special, and others.

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No Alcohol permitted
Individual visitors are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages onto the Museum grounds at any time.

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Children's Birthdays & Parties

Sorry, but we do not do parties of any kind.

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The Whippany Railway Museum is a member of the HeritageRail Alliance
and the United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey.
Please read our disclaimer

Whippany Railway Museum
P.O. Box 16
Whippany, NJ 07981-0016
(973) 887-8177

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