As New York State’s only operating railroad museum, the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum provides unique opportunities to share the history of our region and introduce visitors to the world of railroading!
Private Tours and Charters
Weekday group tours are available by appointment. Your visit can last up to four hours and includes a guided tour of of museum and displays, as well as a round-trip train ride through our grounds. Tour the largest collection of historic trains in New York State! Take a look behind the scenes and learn how our volunteers preserve Rochester’s rich railroad history for future generations to enjoy. Perfect for senior tours, service organizations, youth groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, day-cares and pre-schools, field trips for kindergarten through high school students, and other educational organizations, visits can be customized to your group’s specific interests. Outdoor picnic tables available for your use.
For your Private Tour With Train Ride you reserve the entire museum and railroad for the exclusive use of your party for up to four hours! Includes unlimited train rides and special access to the locomotive for rides with the engineer. A Private Tour With No Train Ride is a private walking tour of our museum and collection. The Group Rate, Public Days is available for parties that wish to visit us during our normal operating days.
Private Tour, With Train Ride: $400.00 for up to 25 people for 4 hours
Private Tour, No Train Ride: $10.00 per person, minimum 25 people
Birthday Parties at the Museum
Celebrate your birthday at the train museum! We provide the location, you supply the decorations and refreshments. We host your party at our restored train station, where picnic tables are available for your use. Fun for all ages, a round-trip train ride adds to the excitement on your special day! For your Birthday Party With Train Ride, you reserve the entire museum and railroad for the exclusive use of your party for up to four hours! Includes unlimited train rides and special access to the locomotive for rides with the engineer. The Group Rate is available for parties that wish to visit us during our normal operating days.
Birthday Party, With Train Ride: $400.00 for up to 25 people for 4 hours
Public Visit, Group Rate: $8.00 per person, minimum 15 people
Film and Photo Location Shoots
Lights! Camera! Action! Are you looking for a unique location for you next film shoot or photography project? Many of our vintage vehicles, historic buildings, and heavy equipment are available for use by both commercial and educational projects for a nominal fee. Our museum provides a safe, controlled environment to replicate exciting railroad locations for your production, no matter what size. Interior and exterior locations available. Moving trains available for extra fee. We have a wide variety of diesel locomotives, freight cars, cabooses, and passenger cars available for your use. Proof of insurance is required for all commercial projects. Please note, we cannot schedule shoots during special event days.
Location Shoot: $250.00 for the first four hours, $100.00 every hour after
Shoot with Moving Trains: $500.00 for the first four hours, $200.00 every hour after
Large-Scale Productions: Major motion picture studios, television networks, etc., with production taking place over several days are subject to special rates and fees to be determined. Please contact us for details.
Location Shoot: $150.00 for the first four hours, $50.00 every hour after
Shoot with Moving Trains: $300.00 for the first four hours, $100.00 every hour after
Reminder: Trespassing on railroad or museum property is dangerous and illegal. Let us help your production stay safe and on schedule!