The Museum is open daily.

Scout Day

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Have a one track mind Saturday the 7th of September, 2024 as we ride the trains of yesteryear while learning about rail safety and the trains of the past and present. Activities will be available for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts as well as all youth groups. Boy Scouts will be able to work on the Railroading Merit Badge!

There will be guided tours for all age groups. Boy Scouts going for the railroading merit badge will have a special tour dedicated to helping them learn those specific requirements.

For public hours, admission prices, and scheduled operating equipment see below. (Scouts in uniform admitted for $1 off the normal price.)

Click here for Merit Badge requirements. Requirements marked with a star will complete the merit badge. Scouts will need their Blue Card when meeting with the merit badge counselor. We are looking for a few additional merit badge counselors. Please contact us if you would like to help.

For a printable registration form for Scout Day 2024 click here (coming soon).

Agenda for Scout Day Events

9:00 AM Check in at Depot
9:30 AM Flag Ceremony at the Flagpole by the Depot
9:35 AM Safety Briefing for all guests.
9:50 AM Classes Start
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Boy Scout Merit Badge Exams near Diner
6:00 PM Museum Closes

Scouts who are not on an active tour or in the merit badge classes can ride trains at any time that they are operating.

Scouts who are doing the merit badge classes will be able to ride the trains between 1 and 5 PM.

Hours / Admission / Operating Schedule Information:

Electric and steam or diesel trains will be operating. Trains depart from the East Union Depot at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm. Streetcar service is continuous between 11:00am and 4:00pm.

Museum Hours:
10:00AM to 6:00PM (Last admissions 4:00PM)

Admission Rates:
Adults $20.00, Seniors and Youths $18.00, Children $16.00

Equipment Scheduled to Operate:

All equipment, schedules and prices subject to change without notice.

Parking lot opens 30 minutes before museum and closes 30 minutes after.

♿ = this train is wheelchair-accessible

Special Events

Event details

  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • September 7, 2024
  • Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM

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Scout Day

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
September 7, 2024


Scout Day

7000 Olson Road, Union, Illinois 60180, USA

Saturday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
September 7, 2024