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NOW OPEN DAILY! – Join us for our 54th year at North Freedom, Wisconsin!

Mid-Continent Railway Museum is now open 7-days-a-week through Labor Day, September 5th and open weekends through October 16th.

View the complete 2016 schedule on the Train Ride Information page.


BRINGING “DULUTH” TO MID-CONTINENT – Mid-Continent Railway Museum is in the process of acquiring the DSS&A sleeping car DULUTH. This car will become a jewel of the museum’s collection, thanks to the generosity of donors, the $35,000 needed to move the car to North Freedom was raised in under five months. Learn more about the DULUTH and how you can still help.

STEAM & STEEL: SONGS OF RAILROAD’S GOLDEN AGEFundraising at Mid-Continent Railway Museum has taken on a more harmonious tone with the release of an original music CD entitled Steam & Steel: Songs of Railroad’s Golden Age. A collection of ten railroad themed songs, including nine original compositions by Mid-Continent Railway Museum member Ken Hojnacki, performed by Grammy Award-winning bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis and her band, they range in style from bluegrass to country to folk.

Read the The Story Behind the Songs of Railroad’s Golden Age, which includes not only the back story but song lyrics, pictures and song samples.

Order yours by calling our office at 608-522-4261 or 800-930-1385

Mid-Continent is an outdoor living history museum and operating railroad recreating, preserving, and interpreting the small town/shortline way of life from the “Golden Age of Railroading.” Help us preserve this experience for others to enjoy by making a donation, and consider joining us as a member!

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