56 West 1st Street
Oswego, NY 13126

[Museum Hours & Admission] [Upcoming Events]

The Oswego Railroad Museum is dedicated to the historic preservation of railroad history in the Oswego County area.

This is depicted in an H.O. layout along with various static displays. It is sponsored by the Oswego Valley Railroad Association Inc. and is maintained by the members of the club and various volunteers. The museum is located in the city of Oswego on West First St. near the H. Lee White Marine Museum.

The Oswego Railroad Museum Offers:

  • An excellent operating layout (24' x 36') of the southern Oswego County area in the 1950's Area
  • Many other model and toy train layouts both large and small
  • An extensive railroad library

Museum Hours:
12pm - 5pm Saturdays & Sundays: May through Labor Day


  • Ages 12 and up - $2
  • Ages 6-12 - $1
  • 5 & under - FREE

  • Upcoming Events:

    Circus Moves by Rail
    May 3 & 4, May 17 & 18
    The exhibit will include displays of miniature circus and carnival layouts and circus and carnival trains, as well as circus posters, photos and videos. A 8'x12' Playmobil circus will also be on hand for the kids.

    National Train Days
    May 10 & 11
    May 10th is the 145th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike ceremony in Promontory Summit, Utah. The completion of the "Transcontinental Railroad" was celebrated all across the country.

    Military Railroading
    May 24, 25 & 26, May 31 & June 1
    For Memorial Day honor the railroads that served us so well during times of war. Featuring models and photos showing the role that railroads played during wartime. A video of documentary of the Civil War up to WWII will also be shown.

    70th Anniversary of D-Day
    June 7 & 8
    Working in conjunction with the H. Lee White Marine Museum.

    D, L & W & The Dairy Industry
    June 14 & 15, June 21 & 22, June 28 & 29
    The museum will celebrate National Dairy Month and the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Exhibit will show how the railroads worked with the dary industry by building creameries where farmers would ship there milk. Featuring models and photos of local creameries as well as railroad cars that shipped the milk.

    American Freedom Train
    July 5 & 6, July 12 & 13, July 19 & 20
    The American Freedom Train exhibit will be returning which was created in 1947 to help celebrate the freedom after WWII.

    Harborfest- Railroads & The Seas
    July 26 & 27
    Featuring the exhibit which tells the history of how railroads and the shipping industry worked together throughout the years.

    New York Central Month
    August 2 & 3, August 9 & 10, August 16 & 17, August 23 & 24
    The New York Central served Oswego until 1968 when it was then merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad to form the Penn Central Railroad. The museum will celebrate the 139 years of the NY Central with models, artifacts, photos and videos.

    Working on the Railroad
    August 30, 31 & September 1
    Labor Day weekend will feature a look at the men and women who helped build and run America's Railroads.

    For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 343-2253

    Oswego Railroad Museum * 56 West 1st Street * Oswego, NY 13126