Lose track of time year-round at our Depot Museum and 15 acre rail yard featuring over 100 engines, cabooses and coaches, our garden railway and our renowned library and roundhouse restoration facility with working turntable. Special events and train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive throughout the year. Train rides every Saturday. Visit our website for group rates, events and information.
- Hours: Open Daily: 9am-5pm The Richardson Library: Tues-Sat: 11am-3pm
- Total Capacity (if applicable): 30
- Motor Coach Parking:
- Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
- Group Activities Description: We offer group rates for a wide variety of local organizations and clubs. Visit our web site or call for more information.
Got Style? Railroads & Design
Feb 16, 2019 - Jun 10, 2019
Often leading the pack as far as what was "stylish." railroads have echoed the fashion of their day. From rail cars to benches, dining plates to lamps passengers expected and often got the best. This small exhibit explores the how...
Images from the Tracks: Photographs of William Henry Jackson
Jan 28, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson's images had an immense influence on the public's perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as...
Ski Train: A Colorado Tradition
Feb 16, 2019 - Mar 9, 2019
The ski train has been a beloved Colorado tradition since 1940. This small exhibit explores its unique story using objects and photographs from the museum's permanent collection.
Westward in the Age of Rail
Feb 1, 2019 - Feb 28, 2019
With the coming of rails to the West in the 1870s, westward expansion took on a decidedly ironhorse look. While some still ventured westward on covered wagons, railroads not only made the trip faster, but could transport as many or as few...
The Colorado Railroad Museum Turns 60!
Jun 1, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019
Sixty years ago in July of 1959, the Colorado Railroad Museum opened its doors in Golden, Colorado bent on sharing the history of railroads in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West. Using archival materials from the permanent collection,...
Winter Wonderlands: Scenes from Howard Fogg’s Holiday Cards
Nov 2, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020
Acclaimed railroad artist Howard Fogg produced a large body of work over his lifetime. Leanin' Tree Publishers used many of them to produce holiday cards for the public. Railroad modelers have chosen three of Fogg's cards from the museum's...