Fox River Trolley Museum

Upcoming Special Events

Ghost Story Train

Come join us for an evening full of frights and delicious delights. Gather around the roaring fire and listen to spooky stories and sing campfire songs while eating scrumptious s'mores.

Ride the Ghost Story Train on Saturdays, October 19 and 26, 2019, with departures at 5, 6:15, and 7:30 p.m.

Costumes are welcome! Suitable for all ages.

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Christmas-themed Events

The Fox River Trolley Museum will operate three Christmas-themed events for 2019, including the Christmas City Express, South Elgin, Christmas City Express, Wilmette, and the Polar Express, South Elgin. Tickets available June 1, 2019.

Christmas Events Information

Help Us to Thrive Beyond the Vandalism that Occurred in July of 2018.

The Fox River Trolley Museum is in the process of recovering from a terrible burglary, that was discovered on July 7th. 

As reported everywhere, two boys, 11 & 13 used pick axes to break through a wall and did over $110,000 of damage across all seven cars inside the barn.

As of May 13, 2019 our page has reached $53,000.00!!! Thank you to everyone who has shown their support, there are no words to express our gratitude!!

View Photos of the Damage

See the Recovery In Process

Please Donate 


Not Afraid of Heavy Hard Work? 

Volunteers needed to work on the tracks!

Email Chris Nelson at today


The Trolley Museum recently hosted a fund-raising event by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

See all about this events in special events or our news section

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