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2016 - Museum Open Hours
Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad, Ticket Office, Gift Shop, Gallery and Museum
Day Month Open Close
All January Closed Closed
All February Closed Closed Except Valentine Trains
Saturdays March 19, 26 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
  All April Closed Closed
Saturdays May 7, 14, 21 & 28 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturdays June 4, 11, 18 & 25 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturdays July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturdays August 6, 13, 20, 27 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
Saturdays All September Closed Closed Except BBQ Train
Saturdays October 22 & 29 9:00 AM 3:30 PM
  All November Closed Closed
Saturdays December 3, 10 & 17 9:00 AM 3:30 PM

** The entire Museum is closed all other days and hours which includes train rides, the Gallery, Ticket Office,
Gift Shop and the static walk-thru train unless otherwise noted. Parking is free. Donations are welcomed!!

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

Operating Season 2016: Saturdays only: June through August
Trains depart at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM.

-Valentine Dinner Trains 2016: Friday February 12 and Saturday February 13
Trains trip depart at 6:00 PM
Tickets not sold online for this event.
Seating is limited.

Tickets are being sold by reservation form only.

Please click here to print the Valetine Dinner Train flyer for more information.

Please click here to print the reservation form.

-Easter Bunny Eggspress 2016: Saturdays: March 19 and March 26
Come join us for a special train trip with the Easter Bunny himself!!!
Exciting activities for the whole family!!!

Train trips departing at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

Please click here for more information about all of the Easter Train activities.

-Steam Train 2016: Saturdays: May 7, May 14 and May 21
Come join us and see the steam and smell the smoke and ride aboard the
Steam Train pulled by a fully operational steam locomotive!!
This will be an exciting event, so don't miss the last Saturday!!

Train trips departing at: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
Ticket price for Coach Car all ages is $15.00 and Open Air Car all ages is $20.00 for this event.

-5th Annual Veteranís Salute Event: Saturday: May 28 Only!!!!
Only one train for this event departing at 1:00 PM !!
Active duty military and military veterans with their immediate family
please check in at the Ticket Office for tickets on the this day.

All others may purchase tickets online for this event or at the Ticket Office on this day.

-All Aboard the BBQ Dinner Trains!!:
Saturdays: June 11, July 16, August 20, September 17 and October 15!!

View the countryside and enjoy the breeze from our open air car
as you travel to Rion for a delicious BBQ dinner with your family.

Trains depart at 6:30 PM only on each of these dates!!

-Pumpkin Patch Ride 2016:
Saturdays: October 22 and October 29

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.

Train Rides with Santa 2016:
Saturdays: December 3, December 10 and December 17

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

Twilight Santa Express:
Saturday: December 3, December 10 and December 17 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.

Train departs 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 note that some special events as noted above may have different pricing than the Regualr Operating days listed above.

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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