We have a brand new museum experience in store for you this season! Your fun train ride starts just 20 minutes south of Rochester! We’re conveniently located just minutes from Exit 11 off I-390 in the Town of Rush. Step inside our restored 1909 passenger station and purchase your ticket from our friendly agent. Tour our museum grounds while you wait for your train. Friendly crew members will welcome you aboard our authentically restored freight train cabooses. Take a leisurely ride through the woods to our Upper Yard, where you will enjoy touring the many historic trains we have on display. Take a peek inside our restoration shop and see volunteers hard at work preserving Rochester’s rich railroading heritage.
Journey back to a time when the train was the only way to travel. At one time, five different railroad companies served Rochester directly, along with a number of trolley and electric railway lines. Our museum is home to more than forty different examples of diesel and steam locomotives, passenger and freight cars, cabooses, work equipment, and many hundreds of tools, artifacts and more.
A visit to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum is a wonderful way to spend a day with your family. What other museum lets you climb aboard and ride the exhibits? Enjoy a fun train ride aboard a real caboose. Our museum grounds are home to a number of historic vintage railroad cars on display. You’ll see that freight and passenger trains come in all different shapes and sizes. After your train ride, there’s time to roam our grounds and enjoy the sights and sounds of railroading. Pack a picnic and make a day of it! We’re glad you came to visit us.