Brandywine Railroad

November 19, 2022 - January 08, 2023
Family looking at train set
Photo © Philip Gabriel Photography
Boy with Brandywine Christmas train display
Photo by Carlos Alejandro
Kids looking at train display
Photo by Carlos Alejandro

Celebrate 50 years of the Brandywine Railroad! 

A holiday favorite since 1972, the Brandywine Railroad features trains running on 2,000 feet of track and contains more than 1,000 pieces, including locomotives, passenger and freight trains, and trolleys that pass through a small village, a farm, factories, a drive-in movie theater and even a carnival.

A dazzling array of both toy and scale model trains can be seen chugging through the varied scenery, including those made by Lionel, Williams, Atlas, Mike’s Train House, K-line and others. Interactive components are also incorporated into the display to allow for further engagement.

The Brandywine Railroad holiday train display is included in the cost of general admission and is free for Brandywine members. Timed admission tickets will be required for entry from November 25, 2022 through January 8, 2023 for general admission—Brandywine members do not need to reserve timed tickets. During this time, the Brandywine will also implement its holiday hours: open seven days a week, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed on Christmas Day, December 25). 

Support for the Brandywine Railroad is provided by The Davenport Family Foundation Fund for Exhibitions, Otto's BMW and James S. Herr Family Foundation.