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National Railroad Museum

2285 South Broadway
920-437-7623

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.



Reviews

Nancy Houlding

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
We were in love ....We were able to see trains with special histories, one of a kind trains, commuter trains ... We even made our way thru the narrow aisles to see tiny berths and small sleepers. (The movies made those look so big!) We ended our time with a short train ride and a conversation with a conductor who loves what he does!

James Eckerle

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
This is a nice resource for the Green Bay area. Keep in mind that many cities have railroad museums and the “national railroad museum” does not rank at the top of the list. I prefer the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth. The Lake Superior Museum is attached to a very historic depot built in 1892.

Diane Meixner

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Amazing! We spent half a day looking at history and touring the trains. Well worth the drive north. The kids building brought tears to my eyes as we watched little children playing with the trains like my sons did 20 plus years ago.

Ted Carra Augustine

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Saturday, March 10, 2018
What a wonderful place for anyone interested in trains! My toddler and I loved checking out all the trains, signs, and lights. The Children's Discovery Depot was a great place for the little one to explore puzzles, track safety, and pre-assembled toy tracks.

Leah Fuss

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Saturday, May 5, 2018
Great seasonal events for families. Very interesting information about local history and the influence of the rail system in the area.

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