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2022 A New Year and a New Season

The Museum is looking forward to Great 2022 Season with Fantastic Special Events along with our demonstration Trolley Rides along the Fox River and into the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve

Our 56th Season

Ghost Story Train Tickets NOW on Sale

Polar Express is SOLD OUT

What to do This Weekend...

Coming Up at the Museum...

Sunday October 2, 2022
75th Anniversary CTA Day - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Historic Trolley Excursions 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The whole family can enjoy our Antique Historic Trolley Excursions along the banks of the Fox River to the heart of the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve   Trains leave South Elgin Castlemuir Station every 45-minutes starting at 11:00 AM

Cars Running: Chicago CTA L Car 4451 and North Shore 715.

See our economical all day admission prices for unlimited train rides, location, and schedule

What to Do in the Fox River Valley?

See What Chicago Parent has to say about the Fox River Trolley Museum

Chicago Parent - A Trip Back in Time at the Fox River Trolley Museum...

WTTW's Geoffrey Bear Visits the Fox River Valley and the Fox River Trolley Museum  
Museum video starts at 54-minutes in.

Private Charters Also Available - See Below...

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

Where did the Caboose go?!?!?!?
Our current restoration project is 4288; click for donation information
Come to ride newly restored 4451 we are open Sundays 11 am - 5 pm.
Open July 4th - Happy Birthday America

Private Charters available!!

Currently our private charters start at $250 donation for the first hour. The charter includes exclusive access to one of our trolley cars for an hour on any weekend (weekdays may be available for an additional fee, based on volunteer availability) of your choosing.  A 2-person crew (motorman and conductor) would be provided to take you anywhere along our railroad that you’d like. Please fill out information below, include date and time requested and best contact number.

**Capacity of trains will be restricted to follow CDC guidelines on the date and time of the charter. 

Opening Day 2021

Spring P and family enjoyed their private charter on 3/14/21 to celebrate son turning 2!!!!

Trainmaster Damin posing with the Birthday boy and sister.

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, November 5, 2022 at 1:30 PM


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Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Elgin Township Hall
729 S. Mclean Blvd
Elgin, IL  60123

Contact us:

General Information (847) 697-4676

Event and Ticket questions (312) 473-0993

365 S La Fox St, South Elgin, IL 60177           

P.O. Box 315

The Fox River Trolley Museum is an IRS 501(c)(3) Illinois Not for Profit Corporation.
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

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