Looking for a great place to host a birthday party? Want to give your child a unique and memorable experience? Reserve an authentic, operating train caboose for special occasions on most Saturdays from January to November and some Sunday afternoons from March to November.*

Birthday must be booked in advance. Included in your Birthday Party is the use of a real retired railroad caboose for two hours, 25 minute train ride for your party in the Birthday Caboose around our 57 acre site and more For more information, please e-mail or call 704.636.2889, ext. 224.

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$100 for some museum membership levels OR
$125 for non-members


• Minimum two-week advance reservation required
• Full reservation fee due at time of booking to confirm the reservation 
• 15-person maximum in caboose when in motion 
• Food is permitted
• Smoking or any use of tobacco products is prohibited on board the caboose.


Black out dates may apply during special events.