• Mid-Continent Railway Museum

    • Museums
    E8948 Diamond Hill Rd
    North Freedom, WI 53951
    (608) 522-4261
    (800) 930-1385
    (608) 522-4490 (fax)
    Hours:
    Trains open 7 days/week Memorial Day-Labor Day & most wkends in May & Sept- Oct with 3 trains daily.

    About Us

    Mid-Continent Railway Museum is a non-profit historical society and museum which offers displays and rides on historical ralroad equipment. Located in nearby North Freedom since 1963, Mid-Continent read more
    • About

      Mid-Continent Railway Museum is a non-profit historical society and museum which offers displays and rides on historical ralroad equipment. Located in nearby North Freedom since 1963, Mid-Continent has established itself as one of the premier collections of wooden passenger and freight cars dating to the ''Golden Age of Railroading'' between 1880 and 1916. Over 35 cars and locomotives have been restored while nearly 100 more historic cars and locomotives await restoration but are able to be viewed in this mostly outdoor museum.

      Rides aboard passenger cars nearly a century old are offered 3 times daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Rides are also offered most weekends in May and September (visit museum website or call for exact start date). Most seating are in former commuter cars, while limited seating is also available in the caboose and locomotive (reservations recommended for the later two options).

      Special events are offered several times throughout the year and generally include more departure times and added seating options (First Class or Dinner trains). Autumn Color weekends and Pumpkin Special trains run for three weekends in October. Santa Train operates the weekend after Thanksgiving. The very popular Snow Train runs during the weekend of Valentine's Day in February. Mother's Day weekend in May also has additional seating choices.

    • Highlights

      • 55-minute round-trip rides aboard historic railroad cars
      • Learn the history of trains how iron mining brought them to the area
      • Large collection of historic rail cars and locomotives
      • Depart from restored 1894 depot
      • Free picnic shelter and parking
    • Media

    • Directions

      Hwy 12 west to W. Baraboo. Left on Hwy 136. After 5 miles, turn left on Cty PF. In North Freeodom, proceed straight at 4-way stop onto W. Walnut St. Museum is 1/3 mile ahead on right.