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National Railroad Museum

2285 South Broadway

Our Mission:

The National Railroad Museum educates the public through programs, exhibits, and preservation projects about the ongoing impact of railroads in our lives.

Our History:

The origin of the National Railroad Museum dates to 1956, when local individuals advanced the concept of a national museum dedicated to American railroad history. Two years later, a joint resolution of Congress recognized the Museum as the National Railroad Museum.

Since then, the Museum has operated as a privately funded 501 (c) (3) educational organization. What began as an effort to acquire a single steam locomotive for a city park has grown into one of the largest rail museums in the nation. It now serves over 75,000 visitors annually. Today, a professional staff of 10 full time and 6 part time members as well as over 300 volunteers welcome visitors from all over the world.

The National Railroad Museum is a proud member of the Brown County Federation of History Museums. More information about other member organizations, including the Brown County Historical Society, De Pere Historical Society, Green Bay & De Pere Antiquarian Society, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Neville Public Museum of Brown County, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Area Research Center, and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin Museum, is available on their websites.


Erik TruBoar

Monday, July 16, 2018
The family and I had a blast. My 4 year old son loves all things trains. So he was very excited to run around all the engines and cars. A very good line up, some that I have never seen before. A very nice surprise. Can't wait to visit again and bring my father along, as he does train derailment clean up.

Doug Mancosky

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Went years ago and wow what a change. Family was thrilled and a bargain at $12 which includes a train ride. Great place to pack a picnic for. Loved that you could walk through so many of the trains and the contrast of the indoor area with the little bit creepy, but super cool outdoor area. Can make a great full day going here and nearby Lambeau!

Barbara Landowski

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Limited in that it was to much for 3yr old grandson. Very much enjoyed the train ride and he liked the children's depot even though a couple of things didn't work. As adults, wish we had the ability to stop and read information on the trains that are there. Will go again...when grandson older!

Deb Nystrom

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018
Took 3 year old grandson and he loved it! Loved train ride and I loved the history. All money goes back in to this "exhibit" and lots of volunteers to keep this little piece of history, as well as learning experiences open for us!! ❤️

Joe Skelly

Monday, Aug. 6, 2018
Living in Green Bay, you forget the hidden gems like this. The indoor trains are awesome, walking through history. The outdoor ones cool, would have loved to see them in their prime. A must stop for anyone who enjoys trains.

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