Hours & Schedule

On Saturdays throughout the year (and Sundays from Memorial Day through Columbus Day) the Museum grounds are open to the public from 9 AM to 4 PM. Please note that train rides promptly depart Sheepscot Station (at the museum, 97 Cross Road, Alna) on the schedule below.

January Through April
Museum is open on Saturdays only.  Except for limited special events (such as the Easter Eggspress) there are no scheduled trains, due to temperature, snow, maintenance, etc.  In winter, the Museum usually closes around 2 PM.

Beginning of May Through Weekend Before Memorial Weekend
Museum open on Saturdays only; diesel-powered trains operate on our Spring Schedule: 10:30 AM, 12 Noon, and 1:30 PM. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.

Memorial Weekend Through Columbus Weekend
Museum open on Saturdays and Sundays; steam or diesel-powered trains operate on our Summer Schedule: 10:30 AM, 12 Noon, 1:30 PM, and 3:00 PM. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM on Saturdays only based on crew and equipment availability. Also, be sure to check out out many Special Events.

Weekend After Columbus Day Through End of October
Museum open on Saturdays only; diesel-powered trains operate on our Fall Schedule: 10:30 AM, 12 Noon, and 1:30 PM. Second Class trains (usually our Model T railcar) may run at 10:55AM, 12:25PM and 1:55PM – based on crew and equipment availability.

November and December
Museum open Saturdays only, no scheduled trains (but see below).

Date(s) TBA before Christmas
Our Victorian Christmas.  Trains start operating at 11 AM and operate as frequently as possible until 3 PM.

Note: When a holiday falls on a day that we are normally open, we do open, with the exception of Christmas Day. Unless otherwise noted as a special event, we are not open on Monday holidays.

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