Model Trains & Railroads

Train enthusiasts of all ages can experience the romance of the rails in the Morris Museum’s Model Railroad Gallery. A talking tree greets visitors and introduces the state-of-the-art model train exhibition, which features three separate tracks. The trains move through a world of imagination as they travel through a town with shops, cars, and people busy with activity, including a fire truck and crew extinguishing a fire. Bright ‘neon’ (L.E.D.) billboards and shop signs lend a contemporary touch to the landscape.

Hands-on activities allow children to explore the sights and sounds of train travel and safety, or to imagine themselves as the engineer, lifting an arm and tugging on a whistle. Young visitors will enjoy playing with wooden tracks and train cars, or looking at the train story books in the gallery.

In addition, visitors can browse a gallery wall showcasing the diverse ways in which trains became part of the American landscape and imagination. Interpretative panels throughout the exhibition invite visitors to learn more about train history, working on the railroad and more.