The Railroad Museum of South Florida operates a 3,200-square foot museum located in Lakes Regional Park. The museum is open 7 days a week, although we do have a shorter summer schedule in August and September.
Located in the museum are “S” and “N” scale model train layouts, as well as an overhead “G” scale train, a “live steam” scale locomotive, and artifacts including an authentic brass bell from a steam locomotive (one ring per visitor, please!), rail tracks, lanterns, ticket punches, spikes, tools, and baggage carts on display. There is an interactive locomotive simulator, featuring the actual control console from a decommissioned diesel locomotive. The museum also houses a movie theater where you can sit and watch a video giving some history of the park and railroad.
There is also a wonderful little gift shop with many train related items for children and adults! We have t-shirts of all sizes, train whistle’s, key chains, engineer hats, bandanas, jewelry and much more!
The Museum hours are:
NOTICE: As of May 13th, 2019 – The train ride will be closed this summer, during construction of our new Boarding Pavilion. Volunteers are scheduled to open the museum on weekends (Sat. & Sun) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. starting May 25th. Admission will be free. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will post updates as they become available.
Museum only: Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am to 2:000pm
Closed – Monday thru Friday during construction.
PLEASE NOTE: No food or drinks allowed in the museum
Children must be accompanied by an adult.