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GiveBIG to the Northwest Railway Museum on Tuesday, May 3 during the Seattle Foundation's online giving event! Click here to schedule your GiveBIG donation. Every little bit helps!

The Sunday, May 1, 11 am Train Excursion will not go to North Bend and there will be no 11:30 am departure from North Bend. Instead, visitors on the 11 am steam train are invited to join the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Railway Education Center building, explore the Train Shed Exhibit and take a "historic" train ride to the top of Snoqualmie Falls with train excursionists from the 1890s!

Mother's Day Special* - Mothers ride free with a paying child of any age on Mother's Day Weekend, May 7-8, 2016!  See Special schedule. *No passes, discounts, coupons or group rates accepted during Mother's and Father's Day weekends or Railroad Days Weekend. This excursion does not include a stop at the Railway History Center.

2016 Day Out With Thomas "Ready, Set, Go Tour"  tickets are now on sale for everyone! Click here to order your tickets online.

We invite you to travel to Snoqualmie where you can - Visit a Victorian depot. Learn how the railway changed everything. See and feel the excitement of a working railroad. Travel back in time to experience what travel was like before Interstate highways. Shop in a bookstore and find a new book. 

Depot Hours: 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Price: No admission charge to visit the Snoqualmie Depot and grounds.

Riding the Train: Regularly scheduled trains run Saturdays and Sundays, April through the end of October. Wheelchair access onto the train will be unavailable at the start of the season. Please call to confirm availability. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to have it available in the near future.

Related Sites: Chapel Car 5 Messenger of Peace, Wellington Remembered

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Apr 27, 2016
Humanizing Railway History
Connecting history to modern lives is a challenge for museums.  Museum interpreters carefully look for ways to engage and interact with visitors' wide-range of interests, backgrounds and cultures. For some it’s the love of railroads and machinery that draws them here, especially when they can “talk train” with knowledgeable people. Then there are others (the majority of visitors) who are