Groups and Charters

The Illinois Railway Museum is a fun and unique destination for birthday parties, family reunions, corporate events, or organization outings. Read about visiting IRM here. Amenities available to groups at the museum include:

  • The Central Diner, with an air-conditioned dining room and a view of the streetcar line
  • Several picnic groves at various spots around the property including a covered pavilion
  • Modern washrooms in the main depot and diner
  • A playground for young children
  • Hands-on activities and educational exhibits
  • Food service is available on some dates during the summer at the Central Diner
  • Outside catering permitted (must be coordinated with IRM)

Charter Trips for Groups

Scheduled charter trips aboard a special train, open only to group members, are available. With advance notice, groups of any size and groups with special accessibility requirements can be easily accommodated. Contact our Charter Director by e-mail using the form below or by phone at 815-923-4391 ext 405 for details or if you have specific requests.

Unique Corporate Meeting Venues

Are you looking for a spot to hold a smaller corporate event or meeting in a unique and unforgettable setting? Then inquire with our Charter Director about holding your meeting at IRM. Spaces available for meeting or event rentals include:

  • The gallery space in the new exhibit building on our historic Main Street scene
  • Historic railroad passenger cars once used by the captains of the railroad industry
  • Charter a special train to get your meeting rolling on our five-mile long railroad
  • Space can also be provided if you'd like to set up a tent - contact us for coordination details

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