The D&SNGRR has two museums that will impress history and railroad buffs from around the world. The Durango museum is 12,000 square feet of displays including locomotives, railroad cars and other equipment dating back to the 1880s, an 800-square-foot model railroad, lanterns, locks, photographs, paintings and many of the tools of railroading. Some of the newest displays go beyond railroading with antique cars, a replica of the first airplane to arrive in Durango, and an impressive military display. Pre-arranged guided tours of the museum and railyard are available.
The Silverton museum is located at the Silverton depot, built in 1882, and allows you to open the doors to the history of the rail and mining industries. Baldwin Locomotive 493, originally built in 1902 and converted to narrow gauge in 1928, is on display in the freight yard, along with many pieces of rolling stock. The depot/museum is open on dates when the train is operating to Silverton.