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The National Toy Train Museum in Strasburg, PA

Home of the Train Collectors Association (TCA) since 1977, the National Toy Train Museum is a world-class toy train destination for kids of all ages. Whether you’re new to the lively hobby of collecting, building, and operating toy trains or you’ve been a toy train enthusiast for decades, you will delight in our dynamic displays, including seven operating, interactive train layouts in G, Standard, O, S, and HO Gauges, Replica Lionel D-265 O Gauge, and LEGO®.

Also on-site, our full-service Toy Train Library can assist with all of your toy train research needs.

Discover Our Collection and Exhibits

The Museum is designed like an old-time Victorian-era train station on the exterior, yet our interior spaces and galleries feature the latest in toy train exhibits and modern LED lighting.

Our collection is truly massive—one of the largest of toy trains in the world—with models on display from the 1800s through the present day. No matter your favorite manufacturer, we can guarantee they are well-represented throughout our collection and current exhibits. Find toy trains, layout accessories, and more by Lionel, American Flyer, MTH, Weaver, LGB, Bachmann, Marklin, LEGO, and many lesser-known makers.

Explore our Exhibits pages to see photos and experience some of our past and present layouts on display!

Exhibit Photo Gallery

Browse an array of high-quality individual car and train photos along with overall exhibit views.

Train Layouts

We’re constantly adding to our collection of layout sketches and unique videos. Experience the magic!

Featured Exhibit

Our exhibits change throughout the year. Discover some of our staff and volunteer favorites.

Learn More about Toy Trains in the National Toy Train Library

The National Toy Train Library (NTTL) is the repository of extensive material about the toy train industry’s rich history—an excellent resource for TCA members and general researchers alike. A dynamic center of activity within the National Toy Train Museum Headquarters building in Strasburg, PA, the library is open to all visitors. We invite you to stop by during our regular hours or browse our online catalog today!

Have Questions?

Get the Answers to Your FAQs—or Contact Us Today!

In addition to being group-friendly, the National Toy Train Museum is fully accessible to all visitors. If you have questions about our facility, exhibits, collection, or anything else, you can browse our FAQs page or simply get in touch with our friendly staff!

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All Aboard for Our Exciting Museum Events!

Special events are a regular part of our museum operations. Our twice-yearly Open House days offer opportunities to mingle with toy train manufacturers and discover the latest trends. We go all out on decorating for the year-end holidays. And book signings by highly-regarded writers about trains, collecting, and more—including children’s authors and illustrators—are always popular. See what’s coming up this season.

Support the National Toy Train Museum


TCA Members receive a long list of benefits, including free admission to the National Toy Train Museum. Consider joining today.


Financial support from our treasured donors funds Museum operations, building maintenance, and collections development and care.


The best way to support the National Toy Train Museum is to visit us with your friends and family. Get the details on our hours and more.