24th Annual Model Train Festival

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December 20, 2019-January 1, 2020, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, closed Dec. 24 and 25, open Jan. 1
Included with admission, FREE for members
Note: Discounts and library passes are not valid during Model Train Festival

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! Train clubs from throughout Western Washington will set up their amazing layouts throughout the museum. You can also see the largest permanent public model train layout in Washington, and drive the freight train simulator. Parents and guardians take a break in the South Sound Activity Room, where kids can get hands-on with toy trains, Lincoln Logs and Legos while you rest your feet and peruse a magazine on the sidelines. 

Santa will be on hand for free digital photos from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM on Dec. 21, 22, and 23. 
Sunday, December 22 is also Teen Tix day! Show your Teen Tix card and get in for just $5.00.

  • Friday, Dec. 20 - Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020
  • Location: 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA
  • Phone: (253) 272-3500
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $14 adults; $11 students, seniors; kids 5 and under FREE
24th Annual Model Train Festival
  • December 20, 2019 to January 2, 2020
  • Washington State History Museum
  • $14 adults; $11 students, seniors; kids 5 and under FREE
  • Recurring daily