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2015 - Museum Open Hours
Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad, Ticket Office, Gift Shop and Gallery
Day Month Open Close
Saturdays October 17, 24 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturday November 28 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturdays December 5 and 12 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
** Museum is closed all other days and hours unless otherwise noted.
**There are no admission fees for the Gallery, the static walk-thru train or parking. Donations are welcomed!!

For train departure times on Operating and Special Event days, please see below:

Operating Season 2015: Saturdays only: June through August
Trains depart at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM.

The regular operating season has ended. Thanks to all who came out to visit the Museum.
Please see the 2015 Special Events section for upcoming events!!

-Pumpkin Patch Ride 2015:
Saturdays: October 17 and 24 Only!!!

Riders will get an opportunity to get off the train at Greenbrier
where each child will get to select a pumpkin!!
Trains will only operate to Greenbrier (6.5 mile round trip).

Train trips departing at 10:30AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM only!!
Ticket price for all ages is $15.00 for this event.

Please click here to print the 2015 Pumpkin Patch Train flyer.

Train Rides with Santa 2015:
Saturdays: November 28, December 5, and December 12

Come join us for train rides with Santa who rides each train.
And don't forget to bring your letters for Santa
before he heads back to the North Pole!!

Train trips departing at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 2:00 PM.

Regular ticket prices apply

Please click here to print a Train Rides with Santa flyer.

Twilight Santa Express:
Saturdays: December 5 and December 12 at 5:30 PM ONLY!!!

Take a special Holiday evening excursion on the Rockton Rion & Western!
Have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy cookies and
hot chocolate aboard the Dining car for part of the ride.
Listen to a Christmas story in a historic passenger coach for the other part of the trip.

Trains depart at 5:30 PM Only!!!

Special ticket price applies. Ticket price is $20.00 all ages. Seating is limited.
Only 80 tickets available each evening for this special event!!!

Please click here to print a Twilight Santa Express flyer.

**Please note that some special events as noted above may have different pricing that the prices listed below.

We currently offer two types of charter service: The Group Coach Charter or the Dining/Lounge Car Charter.
Private train charters are available anytime during non operating times. All charters are operated on the Museum's railroad only.

For making charter arrangements, please contact the Charter Coordinator at 803-429-2883 or charters@scrm.org or write:
Attn: Charter Coordinator, The South Carolina Railroad Museum, Inc., P.O. Box 7246, Columbia, S.C. 29202-7246.



First Class**: $20 per passenger all ages (including infants in carriers) Ride with style in the Dining car with large picture windows, seating at tables for four, a drink and snack, and heat/air conditioner. Limited tickets based on a first come/ first serve basis. First class car may not be available during some special events.

First Class service is not currently available as of 6/17/15. We hope to restore First Class service soon.
Coach: Prices vary depending on the event* Ride in our historic 1952 passenger cars which includes bench seating along open windows and a narrated tour.
Caboose: $15 per passenger all ages Enjoy a relaxing trip in a 1940 Nickel Plate Railroad caboose and get great pictures on the return train trip as the first car. For $1 extra per passenger, ride in the upper cupola for the trip (only 4 seats, based on very limited availability.) Caboose may not be available during some special events.
Open Air Car: $15 per passenger all ages Have the best view of the line and the countryside. Please note: this car will run rain or shine and is open to the sun and other elements, please dress accordingly.
Discounts: Senior $2.00 off on all ticket types except First Class car. Ages 65 and up with ID.
Military $2.00 off on all ticket types except First Class car. Active or retired individual with Military ID.
*Check the Buy Tickets page for pricing

Cash, personal checks, debit, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express accepted

You can still purchase tickets before the scheduled trip at our ticket office (Saturdays only)

Business Address: The South Carolina Railroad Museum, Inc. o, SC 29180

Mailing Address: The South Carolina Railroad Museum, Inc.
P.O. Box 7246, Columbia, SC 29202-7246

Ticket Ordering: 803-712-4135   Business Number: 803-635-9893

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