The Train rides are a perfect family outing for tons of family fun at Carillon Historical Park Museum this spring and summer! Held on Saturdays (and the occasional Sunday) from April–December, Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society miniature train rides are fun for the whole family.
Established in 1984, CPRSS operates a 7.5 gauge (1/8th full-scale) miniature railroad at Carillon Historical Park. Rides are $1 per person, per ride, and the funds directly support the Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society- there is a separate park entrance fee. (below) Ride passes are also available.
Held each June, the CPRSS’s main event is Carillon Historical Park’s Rail Festival—a two-day family fun event featuring free miniature train rides, live steam engines, model train displays, historical displays, train merchandise, rail vendors, and much more.
2019 Train Schedule:
April 6 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
April 20 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May 4 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
May 26 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (Heritage Day)
June 22 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Rail Festival)
June 23 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Rail Festival)
July 6 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July 20 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
August 3 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
August 17 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
September 7 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
September 15 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (Concours d’Elegance)
October 5 | | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Mini Maker Faire)
October 19 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
For more information about the Carillon Park Rail & Steam Society, please visit cprss.org or contact the Education Scheduling Desk at (937) 293-2841 Ext. 127 and [email protected]
Hours of Operation*: Monday – Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
(*Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day)
Park Admission: $8 per adult (ages 18-59), $7 per senior, $5 per child (3 –17), Children under 3 and Dayton History members are FREE
Address: 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409
Please note that park admission is required separately and does not include Train Fares. All funds from ticket sales and donations are used to buy fuel, maintain the locomotives, cars, track, grounds, maintenance equipment, and train facilities. The entire railroad is maintained and operated by the all-volunteer members of the Carillon Park Rail and Steam Society (CPR&SS) club which is a separate entity from the Dayton Historical Park. With your support, through ticket sales and donations, we can continue providing train rides.