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24th Annual Model Train Festival

December 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s the most joyful time of the year at the Washington State History Museum! The Annual Model Train Festival is a community favorite and has become a holiday tradition for many. Bring friends and family for a day of cheer, great for all ages!

Included with admission, FREE for members
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.
Note: Discounts and library passes are not valid during Model Train Festival

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.

CLOSED December 24 and 25. OPEN January 1.
Details at www.ModelTrainFestival.org.


Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402 US
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