Guests explore equipment in the roundhouse, RR Day 2018.

Special Events

Coming Soon - Railroad Day! See below.

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Trains, Toys and Trees

A holiday celebration in collaboration with the Windham Textile and History Museum

2019 December  14, 15; 22, 23; 28, 29;

 2020 January   5, 6.  11 AM – 3:00 PM


 Annual Members Banquet

See corrected date!

This year's banquet is on January 19th at Georgina’s Restaurant on Rte 44 in Bolton.

Beginning at 1:00 PM.

Speaker:  Pieter Roos

Subject   "Willimantic Rails, Yesterday and Today"

An illustrated history of the development and changes in the railroads serving the Willimantic Valley.


See us at the Amherst Train Show in Springfield!

January 25th and 26th, 2020

WILLIMANTIC celebrates the

15th annual Chocolate Fest!

So does the Connecticut Eastern RR Museum!

Come see us at Sumner and Sumner, 757 Main St, Willimantic 

 February 9th from 11Am to 3PM.

Operating model trains and free cocoa!



view from shanty doorway, photo by Pieter Roos

Opening day

Sorry, due to the current safety concerns

opening day is postponed until further notice!

Train rides, music Golden Spike Celebration and more

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike that completed the nation's first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

Celebrate with us at an authentic village-type railroad museum. Enjoy the opportunity to drive a spike into a railroad tie, ride on a handcar, see turntable and signal tower demonstrations. 

Opening Day 2019 Golden Spike recreation event.



Visitors by the roundhouse, Railroad Day 2017

Railroad Day, August 31, 2019.

Events from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Train rides, music, food and fun.

The Electric Trains musical group performing on the Groton Freight House platform



Night Photo Shoot

Sept. 28th, 2019

Rain date, Sept. 29, 2019

 14th annual Night Photo Shoot, organized by Tom Nanos - New England Railroad Photography



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