Saturdays - July 4 through September 5 - Hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays - May 3 through October 25 - Hours 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holidays - Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day - Hours 11a.m. to 5p.m.
Weekdays - The Fox River Trolley Museum is not open on weekdays except for special reservations.
Charter Trips - are available during normal operating hours as well as before and after. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Please see calendar below for regular and special event days.
Round trip between Castlemuir (South Elgin) and Blackhawk Station in the Jon Duerr Forest Preserve takes one half hour. Trains operate half hourly between these stations.
There is no initial admission charge to be on the museum grounds.
365 South LaFox Street (Illinois Route 31)
South Elgin, IL 60177
The Fox River Trolley Museum is located on Illinois Route 31, three blocks south of State Street in South Elgin, IL.
From Chicago and the east: Take the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) or US Route 20 west to Elgin. Exit on Illinois 31 southbound. Take Route 31 to the Museum.
From the west and northwest: Take the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) or US Route 20 east to Elgin. Exit on Illinois 31 southbound. Take Route 31 to the Museum.
From the south: Take Illinois Route 59 north to Illinois Route 64. Turn west on Route 64 to Illinois Route 31 in St Charles. Take Route 31 north to the Museum.
By train: Take METRA commuter train to Elgin on the Milwaukee District - West Line. Then take a taxi to the Museum. On Saturdays take Pace bus 801 to Spring Street, South Elgin, and walk four blocks south to the Museum. There is no Sunday or Legal Holiday Service on Pace route 801. For train and bus schedules, call the RTA at 312-836-7000.
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