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Birthday Parties

The Museum invites you to plan your birthday celebration in our nostalgic, family friendly, atmosphere. Amenities include exclusive use of one of our designated Picnic Party Areas consisting of a group of picnic tables under our train shed or use of an air-conditioned Lounge Car (depending on package). During your party, guests can enjoy the Museum's exhibits, including the Model Train room.

We suggest booking at least two months in advance.
Party hours on weekends are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (after-hours party packages are available).
Party area must be cleaned up and all guests and vehicles departed from the property by 4:30 p.m.

 

Package #1—Sheltered Picnic Party Area

Use of four (4) large picnic tables under the Main Exhibit Building from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Scheduled Private Train Ride on our two-foot gauge Edwin Link “Steam” Train.
A museum staff member will be on hand to assist you.
Your guests may tour our historic trains, historic artifacts and grounds, and have access to our Model Display building, home to our hands-on Thomas the Tank Engine play tables.
Admission for up to 20 guests ages one and up including all adults (additional guests are $6.00 each).

$100 Non-refundable Reservation Fee
(the reservation is not confirmed until this fee is received).
+ $100 Payment due on the day of the party.
$200 Total (Based on attendance of 20 guests or less)

 

Package #2—Air-conditioned Lounge Car

 

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Exclusive use of the air-conditioned Lounge Car #6300 on Track #1, as well as two (2) large picnic tables alongside the car, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lounge Car is a guaranteed memorable experience, as well as an excellent way to avoid those  hot Florida days.
Scheduled Private Train Ride on our two-foot gauge Edwin Link “Steam” Train.
A museum staff member will be on hand to assist you.
Your guests may tour our historic trains, historic artifacts and grounds, and have access to our Model Display building, home to our hands-on Thomas the Tank Engine play tables.
Admission for up to 25 guests ages one and up including all adults (additional guests are $7.00 each).

$175 Non-refundable Reservation Fee
(the reservation is not confirmed until this fee is received).
+ $175 Payment due on the day of the party.
$350 Total (Based on attendance of 25 guests or less)

 

 

 

 

Package #3—Air-conditioned Lounge Car

Exclusive use of the air-conditioned Lounge Car #254 on Track #1, as well as two (2) large picnic tables alongside the car, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lounge Car is a guaranteed memorable experience, as well as an excellent way to avoid those  hot Florida days.
Scheduled Private Train Ride on our two-foot gauge Edwin Link “Steam” Train.
A museum staff member will be on hand to assist you.
Your guests may tour our historic trains, historic artifacts and grounds, and have access to our Model Display building, home to our hands-on Thomas the Tank Engine play tables.
Admission for up to 25 guests ages one and up including all adults (additional guests are $7.00 each).


$250 Non-refundable Reservation Fee
(the reservation is not confirmed until this fee is received).
+ $300 Payment due on the day of the party.
$550 Total (Based on attendance of 25 guests or less.)

 

Big Kid Birthday Party—Air-conditioned Lounge Car

Who says that a railroad party is just for kids? Here is a package for the young at heart. Prior to the Museum opening the "Big Kid" will be trained on basic railroad operating rules and familiarized with the controls of a standard gauge locomotive. Guests will then arrive to celebrate with the "Big Kid" on board the air-conditioned lounge car. Guests will have the opprtunity to explore the Museum and, at the appointed time, climb on the train as the conductor shouts "All aboard." The train departs with the "Big Kid" at the throttle for a special train ride. Two guests will be able to ride in the cab with the "Big Kid" as they engineer the train (under supervision of a certified locomotive engineer).

Price includes a membership to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum for the "Big Kid," training at the controls of a standard gauge locomotive for the "Big Kid," exclusive use of our Atlantic Coast Line #254 Lounge Car, admission and standard gauge train ride for up to 20 guests, and a cab ride for 2 guests.
The Big Kid Birthday Party Package requires a $250 non-refundable deposit to secure a reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.
An additional $300.00 is due the day of the party for a total of $550.00. Each additional guest over the 20 included is $12.00.

Requirements for the "Big Kid" are:

Must be 18 years of age and speak and understand English.
May not have consumed alcohol 12 hours prior to classroom instruction and/or locomotive operation or be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
Must have completed a membership application (since insurance regulations require that persons operating Gold Coast Railroad Museum equipment must be members.)
We have the room to host multiple parties at the same time and can offer special rates for schools and other special needs.

Please call or email us today to book your party!