You've found the web site of the Monticello Railway Museum, an all-volunteer organization in central Illinois with an operational railroad yard open to the public. We offer train rides on weekends 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.
Polar Express™ is sold out for 2013. This happened faster than anyone anticipated, and we apologize to those who did not get tickets.
Regular weekend operation has ended for the 2013 season. The Museum will open once again in May of 2014.
The Polar Express™
November 29rd, & 30th, December 1st, 6th, & 7th
- Lunch with Santa on the Train
December 7th & 8th