We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National New York Central Railroad Museum

721 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3715
+1 574-294-3001
Review Highlights
Train heaven

There are inside and outside exhibits here to fascinate all ages. The inside portion is comfortably... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice collection of New York Central RR

This is a small collection of items. Not nearly as big as our RR museums. The rolling stock is in... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Bob A
Read all 48 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Activities for all ages: Visit the museum to learn about railroading history, see the Stanley Bell Model Train Layout and his various scale collection, observe trains going by on one of the busiest lines in the Midwest, tour the rolling stock, build your own wooden track layout on the 4’x 6’ train table, take a spin around the track on the Ride on Thomas the Train and more.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
721 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3715
+1 574-294-3001
Write a Review
Reviews (48)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are inside and outside exhibits here to fascinate all ages. The inside portion is comfortably air conditioned and nicely set up to show a history of trains on the NY Central RR. The actual cars themselves are outside and many can be entered and...More

Thank skey1952
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This is a small collection of items. Not nearly as big as our RR museums. The rolling stock is in need of some significant maintenance

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Last fall I brought the kids and my Father-in-law here. There are lots of interesting things here, but the kids really enjoyed the train table and the model train display. This is a self guided tour. There are a couple people here and there to...More

Thank 3duckdave
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Friendly people, well laid out and well thought out - great variety of exhibits for young and old. Spent a happy hour wandering about, even nosing around the old rolling stock outside. Recommend if you're in the area.

Thank Natalie R
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My three year old son and I had a wonderful afternoon at this wonderful train museum. My son loved the toy train exhibit, the largest I have ever seen! I enjoyed the history and the nostalgia.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I have been there several times and only wish I lived closer so I could go more often, it gets better each time I go. I am a died in the wool NYC fan.

Thank ronstrainshop
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The National New York Central Railroad Museum will evoke nostalgic pangs in any railroad buff. It will also underscore the sorry state of train travel in the US today. Situated alongside the busiest mainline of the Norfolk Southern railroad, the constant din of mainline train...More

Thank DonMarinelli
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My husband and I took three of our boys, aged 14, 10 and 8. They loved the hands on exhibits and rolling stock that they could explore. The only thing I could complain about was that the staff was not overly friendly. I'm not going...More

Thank nmrucker
Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a facility!! Lots of rolling stock, steam and diesel locomotives. A real must-see for Railroad and History buffs. Located right across from the New York Central train station - now AMTRAK, and on the main line of the Norfolk Southern, this is a train...More

Thank Warren C
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Took my son and grandsons for any afternoon of fun! We brought our lunch with us and ate in the dining car. The boys loved it. Then we went off into the museum. So many thing to see and read about. Hands on activities for...More

Thank blackcrowcoffeecafe
Nearby Restaurants
the vine
45 reviews
.61 km away
McCarthy's On The Riverwalk
221 reviews
.55 km away
57 reviews
.29 km away
523 Tap and Grill
91 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ruthmere Mansion
78 reviews
1.44 km away
The Lerner Theater
74 reviews
.39 km away
Midwest Museum of American Art
27 reviews
.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from National New York Central Railroad Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines