Groups and Charters
The Illinois Railway Museum, a fun and unique destination, welcomes groups of all sizes. Groups receive benefits like discounted tickets and reasonably priced rental spaces and are able to book docent-guided tours and private train charters. Attractions and amenities include educational exhibits, a train-themed playground, several picnic groves around the property, and more. Outside catering is permitted (delivery must be coordinated with the museum). Parking is complimentary.
We have various group packages to make planning your day here even easier.
1) General Admissions Groups
2) Field Trips
3) Birthday Parties and Outings
The museum currently offers docent-guided tours of Barn 3 (Freight and Passenger Cars) and Barn 9 (Steam and Diesel Locomotives) as well as History and STEM tours for PreK-12 students.
Tours of the diesel, electric, and steam maintenance, repair, restoration shops are also available.
Historic East Union Depot (Seats 30)
Central Avenue Pavilion (Seats 50)
Grassy Areas for Tents (Seats 100+)
Private Train Chartering
Groups may charter a private diesel, electric, or steam locomotive or train or coach, dining, and passenger cars.
Please contact us at 815-923-4391 for details.