The Mid-Continent Railway Museum



E8948, Museum Rd, North Freedom, WI 53951




About the Railroad

The Mid-Continent Railway Museum is a railroad museum in North Freedom, Wisconsin, United States. The museum consists of static displays as well as a 7-mile round trip ride aboard preserved railroad cars.

The Mid-Continent Railway Museum has been operating at North Freedom, Wisconsin since 1963.

The museum recreates the “Golden Age of Railroading” through structures and decorations that reflect the “small town” way of life from that era. The Mid-Continent Railway Museum runs trains, offers educational programs and exhibits, and showcases restoration pieces from the era.

Here’s a list of the currently available train excursions:

Snow Train (Feb. 10-11, 2018)

Stars & Stripes Special (June 30-July 1, 2018)

Vintage Rail Car Tours (Sept. 29-30, 2018)

Autumn Color Weekend (Oct. 12*-13-14, 2018, * denotes limited schedule)

Pumpkin Special (Oct. 20-21, 2018)

Santa Express (Nov. 24-25, 2018)

You can buy tickets to any of these excursions through the ticket window above.

Click here to see more specific information about rides, fares, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Mid-Continent Railway Museum History

A project that started as early as 1959, the Railway has seen many changes over the years in its attempt to accurately portray the “Golden Age of Railroading.” The Railway’s mission is to:

“Our mission is to educate the public by recreating as accurately as possible the Golden Years of Railroads, from the Civil War days until after World War II, by operating a living railroad with vintage equipment from those times.”

A full timeline of the railroad’s history is available on the Mid-Continent Railway Museum website here.