Model Train Festival

  • Location
  • Washington State History Museum
    • 1911 Pacific Avenue
    • Tacoma, WA

History and holiday magic unite at the Washington State History Museum during the Annual Model Train Festival in December. Bring your family, friends, and the railroad enthusiasts in your life to see this showcase of the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest, including the largest permanent model train layout in Washington! And don’t forget the Activity Room, sponsored by South Sound Magazine for 2018, where kids can build and play with trains and grown-ups can engage or take a breather. New this year: Drive the freight train simulator! And, explore a trail of train related artifacts in the Great Hall of Washington History.

Take a free photo with Santa Claus! The jolly gentleman will be here to visit with children on December 21, 22 and 23 from 11:00 AM–3:00 PM. We’ll capture this special moment on an iPad and the pictures will be instantly e-mailed to you. Let the magical holiday memories commence!

December 23 is Teen Tix day. Admission is just $5.00 for teens when you show your Teen Tix card; it’s free to sign up!

The 2018 Model Train Festival is supported by the Port of Tacoma and South Sound Magazine. Promotional coupons and discounts are not valid during Model Train Festival. Closed December 24 and 25.

  • Friday, Dec. 21 - Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019
  • Location: 1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA
Model Train Festival
  • December 21, 2018 to January 2, 2019
  • Washington State History Museum