Help Support the Museum

Financial Support – Help fund our efforts

Over 6,000 families visit the NEW BUFFALO RAILROAD MUSEUM each year. The history of our little corner of the world, and the significant role the railroad played in our development, is on display for all to see. In addition to our Depot, Box Car, and Troop Car, many photographs, artifacts, and documents are available for the enjoyment of the avid history buff or the young at heart – most significantly our interactive model train layout depicting how New Buffalo and the Pere Marquette Railroad Yards once looked in days gone by. In addition, several programs are held each year for young and old alike.

The New Buffalo Railroad Museum [add] is open free-of-charge; therefore it is supported entirely by private sector contributions. In addition to past support from the Michigan Arts Council, CSX Transportation, the Berrien Community Foundation and the Pokagon Fund, we are honored to be the recipients of numerous individual donations.

Your donation helps sustain our legacy and improve our quality, reach, and level of participation for the residents, second home owners, and visitors to the greater New Buffalo area.

If you would prefer to donate using a check in lieu of an online payment, please make your check payable to ‘New Buffalo Railroad Museum’ and mail to:

New Buffalo Railroad Museum
PO Box 3
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Donate Artifacts

Donation Acceptance Policy

The New Buffalo Railroad Museum welcomes and encourages charitable financial donations for general operations as well as to its Endowment Fund as well as donations of artifacts, memorabilia, and objects of significance to the to the greater New Buffalo history and the rail lines significant to its development: Pere Marquette, the Michigan Central, C&O, Chessie, and Amtrak railway lines.

If you have items you would like to donate to the New Buffalo Railroad Museum, please first contact the Museum by phone, email, or mail. Make sure to include your name, contact information and a detailed description (along with a photograph if possible) of the items you would like to donate.

Artifact donations that are accepted become the legal property of the New Buffalo Railroad Museum. The New Buffalo Railroad Museum reserves the right to keep or dispose of any non-financial donation as it deems necessary. Artifact donations and may qualify for an income tax deduction. DONORS are responsible for determining the true value of their charitable donation and are encouraged to contact their tax attorney before making a charitable donation.

The New Buffalo Railroad Museum is 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable corporation. Donations are deductible from your federally-taxable income to the fullest extent of the law. All credit card donations are processed by PayPal and the charge will appear as “The New Buffalo Railroad Museum” on your credit card statement. For verification of nonprofit status for the New Buffalo Railroad Museum, please click here.