Fox River Trolley Museum

Join us for Hobo Night at the Fox River Trolley Museum. Enjoy a train ride, eats, treats, and visit a hobo camp for stories of hobo travel from the Great Depression, and a bit of history. This interactive event is suitable for all ages. The experience will take approximately one hour, and the cost is $16.50 per person. All passengers, regardless of size or age must have a valid ticket.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Departure: 6 p.m.

Hobo Night Tickets On Sale At Blackhawk Station

Saturday June 9th Prior To Boarding

All Hobo Night Train tickets will be available for pick up at will call before you board the train the day of your event. Tickets are NOT mailed.

ALL Hobo Night trains board at Blackhawk Station in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve, 35W003 Route 31, South Elgin, IL. The Jon Duerr Forest Preserve is located approximately two (2) miles south of the Fox River Trolley Museum on the east side of IL Route 31. Please see Google Maps for individualized directions.

Handicapped Accessibility
Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the equipment, Hobo Night trains are NOT handicapped accessible. 

Area Restaurants
The Fox River Trolley Museum is located in South Elgin, IL, in close proximity to restaurants catering to almost every taste and budget.

Inclement Weather, Refunds and Cancellations
All ticket sales are non-refundable unless a train is canceled. Generally, trains are canceled only in the case of extreme inclement weather as defined by the museum, and/or equipment failure.

Patrons should plan on arriving at least 20 minutes before their scheduled departure time for Ghost Story Trains. Please factor the possibility of inclement weather into your travel plans.

The Fox River Trolley Museum and Hobo Night
The Fox River Trolley Museum operates Hobo Night as a fund raising event, with funds used to maintain the Museum and its collection of antique railcars.

All passengers, regardless of age or size for Hobo Night are required to purchase and display a valid ticket. Seating is provided for two adults or the equivalent per seat. Persons of size requiring additional space must purchase additional tickets as required at the time of initial ticket purchase.

Ticketing System/ Reservations
Our Internet-based reservation system reflects all of the trains and seats available in real-time. If the system indicates “0” seats available for a train, no additional seats for that train are available. Other values are as indicated, (i.e. 20 seats remaining for a train reflects 20 seats available for that specific train).

Seating Arrangements
By virtue of the historic equipment utilized, no specific seats can be reserved, and community seating is practiced. Although the Museum makes reasonable attempts to accommodate groups of 8 or more when tickets are purchased under ONE name, and ONE transaction for the same train, NO specific seating arrangements or contiguous seating for ANY group or individual can be guaranteed.

Hobo Night Questions
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