Programs for School Groups

The following field trip programs are designed for visiting school groups, preschool classes, day care groups, or homeschool groups.  School groups may also choose to take a regular tour without the lesson option. All tours include a train ride.* Guided tours are only available by advance reservation with three weeks notice on weekdays when the museum is open. If you have any questions or would like to book a tour, please send an email to the museum’s Education Coordinator or call the Education Department at 770-495-0253.

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Tour prices are:

  • Children (2-12): $9
  • Adults: $11
  • Seniors: $9
  • For school tours, one chaperone is allowed in free of charge per each 8 children. There is a 10 person or $90 minimum for all tours. 
  • Tours must be paid in full three weeks before your visit. If your tour is not paid in full, you will lose your scheduled time slot. No refunds are made due to cancellation or default, but a rain check (valid for 2 years) will be given to you to visit the museum at a later date.
  • Free passes and memberships are not valid for education tours.

It is the responsibility of the tour group to arrive at the museum on time for their scheduled tour. Please take into consideration time of day, traffic conditions and distance to get here. If your tour arrives late, it could affect the length of your tour. 

Visits begin at either 10:00 am or 10:30 am, or other times upon request.

We have an outdoor picnic area with tables and gazebos for our group visitors to enjoy lunch after their tour, available on a first come basis.

Most of the museum is NOT climate controlled, so temperatures can get warm in the summer and cold in the winter. Please dress accordingly!


Regular Guided Tour

Target audience: Suitable for all ages
Field trip program length: 2 hours

Our tour guides will lead you through the historic exhibits and highlights of the museum while describing what it was like to ride the rails during the Age of Steam. Following the tour, groups will take a ride on a historic train car.


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Field Trip Planning Resources

Target Field Trip™ grants are awarded to schools nationwide. Applications are accepted between August 1 and October 1. For the latest information, see the Target Field Trip™ website.

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