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This Weekend: Oktoberfest!

Join us for a weekend of German food, beer, music, and trolley rides! Admission to the event is free, and trolley rides charge regular admission.

Friday: 6pm to 10pm
Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm

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Cars in service
Chicago Transit Authority 4451
North Shore Line 715

Private charters also available!

Regular Operating Day - Sunday May 15, 2022   11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Antique Historic Trolley Excursion along the banks of the Fox River to the heart of the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserv.   Trains leave South Elgin Castlemuir Station every 45-minuts starting at 11:00 AM

Ghost Story Train

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Join us for a haunted train ride with ghost stories, s'more making, ghostly music around a campfire, and more!


Sep 29-Oct 1

Join us for a weekend of German food, beer, live music, and trolley rides! No admission is charged for the main event, regular admission applies for trolley rides.

Paranormal Moms

Tickets On Sale Now
Join other unsuspecting travelers on a trip down an eerie track, watching a classic horror movie, arriving at a ghostly encounter!

Polar Express

A few tickets remaining!

Join us for a trip to the North Pole, visit from Santa Claus, Christmas carols, and the experience of a lifetime this winter! Tickets are selling quickly, so get them before they sell out!

The Museum Needs Your Help

Your Financial Support Matters

Your contributions over the years have resulted in significant improvement in the Museum's Historic Collection, Campus, and Demonstration Railroad.

Your contributions matter for keeping the museum in your future for years to come.   Please click the link below to invest in your museum by making a contribution today.   You can donate a single amount or set up a monthly donation program. Remember, the Fox River Trolley Museum is a 501(c)(3) registered Illinois Not For Profit Corporation.   Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Recognition From Our Community

As a local organization in South Elgin we pride ourselves on our connections with our community. We would like to thank the Examiner of South Elgin for recognizing our work.

We have also been recognized by Chicago Parent in their piece "A Trip Back in Time at the Fox River Trolley Museum" and by WTTW's Geoffrey Baer for what we offer and our importance to the community.

Board Meetings 

All meetings are held at
Elgin Township

729 S. Mclean Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123

If you are a member that would like to attend, please reach out to

Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM


Become a Fox River Trolley Museum member today and receive updates and discounts about museum events. Click below for more information.

Join us Today!

Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday November 4, 2023 at 1:30 PM
Elgin Township Hall
729 S. Mclean Blvd
Elgin, IL  60123

Contact Us

General Information (847) 697-4676

Event and Ticket questions (847) 380-6121


365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177           

P.O. Box 315

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Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

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