Welcome to Our Museum

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Come visit the New Buffalo Railroad Museum — There is something here for everyone!

Founded in 1989, the Museum not only exhibits artifacts relating to the rail industry, but it also houses items of historic interest and value to the greater New Buffalo area.

New Buffalo Railroad Museum LogoLocated on the grounds of what was once the largest train yard in Southwest Michigan, the New Buffalo Railroad Museum is home to exhibits and collections recalling New Buffalo’s proud heritage as a railroad hub for both the Pere Marquette and Chesapeake & Ohio (also known as the Chessie System). The rail line behind the Museum still carries CSX freight trains through the stanchions of one of the original coal towers.  Visitors can stroll through the Chessie Box Car and Troop Pullman Sleeper Car.  Everyone can operate the hand-crafted model train layout that delights visitors of all ages.

Hours of Operation:

  • Open: Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 5:00pm (Eastern) April 1 through October 30, 2023
  • Admission is FREE
New Buffalo Railroad Museum Location - map - clickable to Google Maps
We are located @ 530 S. Whittaker St., New Buffalo, Michigan – For directions – click here.