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Support the Museum

The Railroad Museum of South Florida relies on the generosity of friends and supporters to help fulfill our mission to build interpretive programs and exhibits, preserve railroad history, and provide high-quality services to our  guests.  Individuals and corporations can contribute to the Museum in a variety of ways. We encourage you to contact our non-profit Railroad Museum for information on planned giving, in-kind donations, and memorial donations or to discuss your individual needs.  We can be reached at (239) 267-1905.
We have outlined our categories of giving below, and we hope you will choose to make a contribution in whichever way suits your interests and needs. Mailing address listed below.  Please choose from the following:

“In Honor Of”:

Celebrate your loved one’s passion for railroading with a gift in honor or in memory. The contribution you make will be recognized with a card informing the person you are honoring that you have made a generous contribution to the Museum in his or her name.

“In Memory Of”:

Remember someone who appreciated railroading during his or her lifetime with a memorial gift to the Museum. Your tribute will be recognized with a gift card to the family or friends you designate.

Preserve the ACL 143 steam locomotive:

This Baldwin Locomotive Works 0-6-0 built in 1905 and operated by the Atlantic Coast Line is an historic engine which resides with its accompanying caboose just outside our museum. A gift can be earmarked specifically for maintaining this piece of South Florida railroad history.

Become a “Member”:

For 2018 if you become a Member of the Railroad Museum we are offering a number of incentives to encourage you to join us in helping to provide a rich and varied educational and entertainment experience to tens of thousands of visitors each year.  Please see the levels of benefits below and join us by completing an application which can be picked up at the museum or requested by calling the Museum at 239-267-1905.

All members will enjoy free entry into the museum.  All free rides are available when the train is operating during normal scheduled hours with regular paying riders on board.  The “Hands on” lessons and opportunity to drive the train are by appointment only and only available to those 14 or older (14 – 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

$25.00 – 1 Year Individual:

  • 4 free rides during the year for you & 1 guest, Railroad Decal.

$50.00 – 1 Year Family:

  • 4 free rides during the year for up to 4 family members & 1 guest, Railroad Decal.

$100.00 – 5 Year Individual:4 free rides each year for you & 2 guests plus 2 free Holiday Express tickets each year

  • Railroad Decal or Railroad Kerchief.
  • Also, a choice of 1 of the following:
    • Vintage Engineer Cap (S – M – L)
    • Railroad Logo Mug
    • Railroad T-Shirt (S – M – L – XL).

$200.00 – 5 Year Family:

  • 4 free rides each year for up to 4 family members & 2 guests plus 4 free Holiday Express tickets each year.
  • Railroad Decal or Railroad Kerchief.
  • Also, a choice of 1 of the following:
    • Vintage Engineer Cap (S – M – L)
    • Railroad Logo Mug
    • Railroad T-Shirt (S – M – L – XL).

$500.00 – Life-Time Individual:

  • 8 free rides each year for you & 2 guests plus 5 free Holiday Express tickets each year.
  • Once each year, by appointment, a ‘hands-on’ hour lesson and opportunity to drive the train.
  • Railroad Decal or Railroad Kerchief.
  • Also, a choice of 2of the following:
    • One set of Wellington prints
    • Vintage Engineer Cap (S – M – L)
    • 2 Railroad Logo Mugs
    • Whistle
    • Railroad T-Shirt (S – M – L – XL).

$1000.00 – Life-time Family: 

  • 8 free rides each year for up to 4 family members & 2 guests plus 8 free Holiday Express tickets each year.
  • Once each year, by appointment, a ‘hands-on’ hour lesson and opportunity to drive the train.
  • Railroad Decal or Railroad Kerchief
  • Also, a choice of 2 of the following:
    • One set of Wellington prints
    • Vintage Engineer Cap (S – M – L)
    • 2 Railroad Logo Mug
    • Train Whistle
    • Railroad T-Shirt (S – M – L – XL)

$5000.00 – Life-Time Benefactor:

  • 10 free rides each year for up to 4 family members & 2 guests plus 10 free Holiday Express tickets each year.
  • Once each year, by appointment, a ‘hands-on’ hour lesson and opportunity to drive the train.
  • Once each year, by appointment, an after-hours private tour of the museum and train ride for up to 14 people
  • Railroad Decal and Railroad Kerchief
  • Also, all of the following:

One set of Wellington prints          Vintage Engineer Cap (S – M – L)          2 Railroad Logo Mugs

Train Whistle                                  Railroad T-Shirt (S – M – L – XL)

The Railroad Museum of South Florida, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to collecting, preserving, and presenting the railroads of America, particularly the unique history of Florida’s railroads.

The Museum is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.  Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.

General Monetary Donations

You can make a cash gift by writing a check made payable to:

Railroad Museum of South Florida, Inc.

Mail to:

Railroad Museum of South Florida
7330 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers, Florida 33908
The Railroad Museum of South Florida, Inc. is a Florida Not-For-Profit 501(c) (3) Charitable/Educational Organization, all donations (cash and property) are tax deductible (does not include membership fees.)