Special Events at The National Toy Train Museum

Viewing our exhibits, running trains on our interactive layouts, and researching in the National Toy Train Library are all great ways to spend your time at the Museum. But you’ll also want to mark your calendar for our special events and programs throughout the year.

Some are regular happenings, like the Open House we used to hold twice per year. We plan to bring back the Open House in an exciting new format. We announce others as we add them to the schedule. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently! Or, get more information by stopping in at the Museum.

All Aboard for Upcoming Special Events!

Special events are a regular part of our museum operations during our open season from April through December each year. See what’s coming up soon and plan to join us.

Please note that events and details are subject to change. No other coupons or discount admission offers are accepted during these special events. Call the Museum at (717) 687-8976 with any questions.

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Featured Past Events

Open House Days

Our twice-yearly Open House days (April and October) offered opportunities to mingle with toy train manufacturers and discover the latest trends. Admission to the Museum was free for these all-day events that delighted attendees.

Book Signings

Book signings by highly-regarded writers about trains, collecting, and more—including children’s authors and illustrators—have traditionally been popular NTTM events. These were sometimes held during Open House days but also took place throughout the year.

Holiday Celebrations

We go all out on decorating for the year-end holidays and open mark other important holiday traditions throughout our regular season (April-December). Make us a part of your family’s celebrations of July 4th, Christmas, and more!

Group Visits: Another Kind of Special Event Just For You!

Here at the National Toy Train Museum, we approach hosting group visitors as something of a special occasion and can make a variety of custom-tailored arrangements to provide your group with a fun visit. All we ask is that you get in touch with us in advance so we can provide the memorable experience your group deserves.

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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Support the National Toy Train Museum

The Train Collectors Association, which oversees the National Toy Train Museum and National Toy Train Library, is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to develop an appreciation of and to preserve an important segment of history—Tinplate Toy Trains—through research, education, community outreach, fellowship, establishment of collecting standards, and to promote the growth and enjoyment of collecting and operating toy, model, and scale trains. Our events further that mission.

Additionally, you can support our work in a number of crucial ways.


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.