Visitor Policies

Museum Operating Schedule:

The Whippany Railway Museum is open to the public

Most Sundays Only, April thru October – Noon – 4:00 PM.

During most of our Special Events, the Museum is open from 12 Noon – 4:00 PM. On these special days, the train generally operates at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 PM. Please check our Event Calendar for a complete list of dates, fares and train schedules.

Admission Fees:

The Whippany Railway Museum is a non-profit, educational organization that relies entirely on admission fees to support our historic preservation efforts, as well as building, grounds and artifact maintenance.

Admission to the grounds and Museum Building on Sundays when the trains are not running is

Adults & Teenagers: $5.00

Children 6 to 12 years old: $3.00

Children 5 and younger (while accompanied by an adult): FREE

On days when the trains are running, the admission fee is included with your ticket purchase.

No Refunds:

The Museum does not offer refunds for any admission or event ticket.


Public parking is available adjacent to the museum grounds, directly behind the First Presbyterian Church. Space is limited, so plan to arrive WELL IN ADVANCE of your scheduled departure to have sufficient time to find parking and pick up your tickets. Remember that the departure time you selected is when the train will LEAVE the station. Departures will not be held for late arrivals.


There are no restroom facilities on any of our trains. Visitors are strongly encouraged to utilize the facilities on our grounds prior to departure.

Walking Conditions:

The Museum property is part of an active railroad and is covered with gravel in most of the walking areas so we suggest that you wear sturdy shoes and do not run on the property.

Wheelchair access & limited mobility:

For our patrons in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility, due to the vintage nature of our rolling stock, and other structures on our grounds, we can not accommodate wheelchairs aboard our trains. Visitors must be able to navigate several steep steps, and walk a short distance to board our trains.


For those families with young children and infants in strollers, while some of our grounds do have asphalt walking paths, the majority of our site is covered in gravel. This will make pushing strollers a bit difficult. We also do not have room aboard our rolling stock for strollers. Small children in your lap or with small carriers will be permitted. Strollers can be left next to our station building while you are on our excursion trips.

Ticket Payment:

On-line ticket sales are by Credit/Debit cards only. Ticketing service fees will be added. On the day of a ride purchases of any available remaining tickets may be made at our Ticket Office in the form of cash or card.

Open Rain, Snow or Shine:

The Museum is open and operates Rain, Snow or Shine. Please take weather into consideration when expecting to visit as our Rolling Stock exhibits are outdoors. Our Special Event Trains operate regardless of weather.

Safety First:

View our important Safety Rules to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Mask Requirements:

Current Federal and State policies make the wearing of masks optional.


For the safety of your pet and our other guests, pets are not allowed on the museum grounds or aboard our trains. The museum is located on an active railway line. The sounds, crowds and unfamiliar surroundings, can cause some animal’s great distress. We also strongly requests that you not leave pets in your parked vehicle. Certified, documented, harnessed service animals and guide dogs are exempted.


Photography is permitted for personal use only. Feel free to take all the pictures you wish for your own use. Commercial photography of any type is strictly prohibited without prior permission from the Museum. The Museum is located on an active freight rail line and safety is of the utmost importance.

Please contact the Whippany Railway Museum at (973) 887-8177
or e-mail

No Smoking:

Smoking is prohibited in the Museum building. Smoking is also prohibited on all railroad equipment, whether on display or in operation.

Carry-In Picnics:

Food and non-alcoholic beverage carry-ins are acceptable during your regular visit to the Museum. A small outdoor picnic area is available for your use on a first-come, first-served basis. Carry-ins are not welcome during Museum Special Events, such as the Easter Bunny Express, Pumpkin Festival, and others.

No Alcohol Permitted:

Individual visitors are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages onto the Museum grounds at any time.

Children’s Birthdays & Parties:

Sorry, but we do not do parties of any kind. We can accommodate small family gatherings as well as small group ticket sales for our regular excursion trains. Please e-mail: well in advance of your selected date.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

The Whippany Railway Museum, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.