The RRMSF operates a 1/8th scale railroad through the North end of Lakes Park. The tracks are 7.5″ wide and the route is approximately one mile long. The trip takes roughly 15 minutes to ride through woods, lakes, small villages, and scenes. Tickets can be purchased for a small fee at the Museum ticket office located just across from the train station. We’re sorry, but pregnant women and children under the age of one are NOT allowed to ride.
Staff of the Railroad Museum of South Florida reserve the right to refuse riding privileges to any one who does not abide by the rules. By boarding the train you release the Railroad Museum of South Florida from any and all accidents and losses. We ask you to stay sitting straight up, do not turn around, keep your feet on the running boards, do not put your hands down to get rocks or flowers, and stay seated. Everyone will depart the train at the Unloading area; stay in place until engineer gives all clear to unload train.
Group Rates (birthday parties, school groups, company picnics, etc.) are available. YOU MUST GIVE 48 HOURS ADVANCED NOTICE FOR GROUP RATES. Please call (239) 267-1905 during operating hours for more information and to make your reservation.
Round Trip Tickets Prices
Currently, regular tickets for anyone six years of age or older are $5.00. Children from age 1-5 years old ride for free, seated on the bench cushion in front of an accompanying adult (limit two children per adult seat). Ticket prices change during our Halloween and Holiday Express Events.
Due to conditions caused by the Coronavirus situation the Railroad Museum of South Florida and Train ride are currently closed and will remain closed indefinitely, due to the pandemic.
The health and safety of our guests, engineers, volunteers and ticket agents are our top priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and will abide by the Florida Health Dept. and CDC guidelines to do our part to try to help slow the spread of this virus.
We are developing a comprehensive, cost-effective, and manageable reopening plan. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Florida and across the United States are rising. BUT multiple vaccines are now approved and will hopefully be available to the general population in the near future.
In the meantime, please take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. Please, wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. The more steps you take, the more you are protected against COVID-19. As soon as we see numbers dropping to a safe level, we will seek approval of our reopening plan and re-open as soon as possible.
Please be safe. We ask for you to be kind and gentle to yourselves and, as much as you are able, to others. We will get through these troubling times and better know how we may interact with each other safely. Of course, once we reopen, we hope you will remember the RRMSF and will joyfully visit and support us and participate in our educational, entertaining and recreational activities as you have in the past.
Regular Operating Hours were:
Weekdays (Monday through Friday): 10am – 2pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Holidays: 10am – 4 pm (Includes New Years Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day). We are closed Christmas Day.
The ticket cost for children 1 -5 years of age is “free” and anyone 6 years and older it will be $5.00. Children under 1 year old, pregnant Moms and those over 300 lbs. may not ride the train.
The train will continue to operate for all ticketed passengers waiting in line until everyone is accommodated. We are required to suspend operations during thunderstorms and other unforeseen eventualities, such as mechanical difficulties.
Normally our trains leave the station every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour. Boarding begins 5 minutes prior to departure time, on a first come, first served basis at the station boarding area.
Trains do run on most rainy days in between rain storms, but unexpected closures may occur at any time due to inclement weather (especially when lightning is possible). Please feel free to call ahead at (239) 267-1905 for current information, particularly if the weather seems questionable.
Train delays may also be caused by wind-blown debris or obstructions on the track; these delays are rare.
Sorry, infants under 1 year and pregnant women may not ride the train.