Welcome to the Monticello Railway Museum, an all-volunteer organization in central Illinois with an operational railroad main line yard open to the public. We offer train rides on Saturdays and Sundays from May through October, regardless of weather conditions, as well as a number of special events throughout the year.
We also collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit materials and artifacts from throughout the fascinating history of trains and railroading. Come explore our many rail cars and other equipment, and view our museum displays.
The second and final offering of tickets for The Polar Express™ 2016 go on sale at 8 AM Central Time on Saturday, October 29, 2016.
Time until tickets for The Polar Express™ go on sale:
Sorry, but we do not offer Polar Express tickets by phone or in person. Tickets are sold exclusively online.
NOTE: Tickets are expected to sell out very quickly; during the last several years, tickets to this event sold out in a matter of minutes.