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Museum Day 2018
September 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Southeastern Railway Museum joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day!
Free Admission on September 22, 2018, with a Downloadable Museum Day Ticket
The Southeastern Railway Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 22, 2018, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s fourteenth annual Museum Day, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day ticket (available to download beginning August 15, 2018).
Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
The Museum Day ticket will be available for download at SRM’s Museum Day listing on August 15, 2018. Visitors who present the Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for themselves and one guest at participating venues on September 22, 2018. (Train rides and hand car rides are not included with the ticket.) One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day 2018 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
Firenza Pizza will be on site for lunch!
Tickets will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on August 15, 2018.
Tickets are available at the SRM Museum Day listing. The Museum will accept your Museum Day ticket on the screen of your smartphone and in person.
Train ride tickets are also available to purchase at the Museum’s online store. Look for ‘Museum Day 2018’ tickets for both the park train (miniature train) and the historic train (full-size train). Train ride tickets are not included in the Museum Day ticket. Tickets are timed to ensure all of our guests can ride the train. Tickets will also be available at the gate, but purchase in advance is suggested. Please note: combo ticket pricing is not available for this event.