Civil War Train Raids weekend – June 22 & 23, 2019
The battle for Hesston Junction

Your train transporting the Union Army gold will be raided with a spectacular gun fight. Cannons, horses, and soldiers all joining in the fight while you are caught in the crossfire.

The railroad was very important in the days of the Civil War and whichever side controlled it had a major advantage. It was also the first war to use trains as strategic equipment.

Take your family on three different steam powered railroads. Small, medium and BIG!  Find the full list of operating days here on the calendar. While not in operation, all of our other exhibits are still on display. They are some of the most iconic machines in history. This is a great time to get up close to these iron giants of the past, all maintained by volunteers.

Ride three different steam railroads & experience machines of the industrial age

Information for planning for your visit.

Breakfast at Doc’s starts at 9:00,
Tour Civil War Camp after breakfast
Museum depot and gift shop open at 11:30, Trains roll at Noon. CDT


No admission to get into the grounds or tour the camps.

Train tickets:



Credit / Debit Cards accepted at Gate, Train Depot, Depot Store Gift Shop & Soda Fountain:
Visa, Master Card only

Helpful hints:

  • While the activities start at 12:00, you can arrive early for breakfast with the train crew or to see the locomotive firing up. 
  • Grab breakfast with the train crew as early as 9:00 CDT at Doc’s Soda Fountain

Equipment Scheduled to operate: 
All three railroads to ride, steam locomotives on each.*

Full Sized, Narrow Gauge Railroad,
Vintage Amusement Park Railroad,
1/8 Scale Miniature Railroad

*while the museum strives to operate steam locomotives, gas or diesel locomotives will be used in case of mechanical issues or volunteer availability. Thank you for your understanding.



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