Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train

We’re back!  And it’s the Fall harvest season so what better way to celebrate and welcome in the cooler weather than with a short ride on a vintage train to the Danbury Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Patch.  This popular annual family event will take place on four weekends, October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the museum, with trains departing hourly beginning ½-hour after opening each day; last train at 3:30.  Admission is $15.00 for ages 2 and over; children under 24 months are free.  

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Train through the historic railyard in a 1920's passenger coach, pulled by a vintage ALCo RS-1 diesel-electric locomotive (or other vintage locomotive, subject to availability) to the special pumpkin patch where each child ages 2-12 can select a free pumpkin.  Everyone can enjoy some free cider & cookies.  Of course, the exhibits, artifacts, and multiple operating model train layouts inside the restored over 100-year old Danbury station will be open for your education and entertainment. Out in the railyard, go inside real railroad cars and locomotives.  There is a fully-stocked gift shop on the premises.  The event will be held rain or shine. If desired, reservations can be made online at https://www.danburyrail.org/pumpkin.  Children are encouraged to come in costume.

The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization, staffed solely by volunteers, and is dedicated to the preservation of, and education about, railroad history.  The museum is located in the restored 1903 Danbury Station and rail yard at 120 White Street, Danbury, CT and has many artifacts of area railroading on display, including over 70 vintage railroad cars and locomotives.  For further information, visit the Web site at http://www.danburyrail.org, E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call the museum at 203-778-8337.


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