Overview

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.

Amenities
Discounts: Military
Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Brochures Available, Concessions, Food/Beverage Service, Gift Shop, National Register of Historic Places, Parking on site, Printed Guides Available
General Information: Dates Closed: Early November, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, Hours of Operation: Varies by season, Seasons of Operation: Year 'round, Suitable for Large Groups, Visitor Center on site
Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking on site, Group Rates Available, Minimum Group Number: 20, Private Room Available, Team-building Activities Offered
Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Visa
Rate Information: Fall/Winter (Range): $34-$99*, Rates: Varies by class of service and season, Spring/Summer (Range): $51-$189*
Services Offered: Bus Service, No smoking, Online Booking, Train Service
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Adults (21+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Tour Information: Customized Tours, Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided Tours, Tour Schedule: Varies by season