1922 Shay locomotive at Moffat Road Railroad Museum

Our Community Events at Moffat Road Railroad Museum


You found the place to be to learn all about our special events! Please check back here for future events’ details and/or follow us for updates on Facebook: @MoffatRoadRailroadMuseum 

Upcoming Events:


2024 Summer Season:

May 24 – September 2 (Wed-Sun)
+ weekends in September (Fri-Sun) 

10 am – 4 pm, closed Mon & Tues
Bonus: Open Memorial Day and Labor Day


Colorado Railroad Heritage Week, June 15-22, 2024

Come join us on the 4th of July to celebrate the holiday with a FREE hot dog lunch for all Moffat Road Railroad Museum visitors (while supplies last)! We’re open from 10 am-4 pm.

We’re Seeking Volunteers!

Below are some examples of volunteer work we need help with at the Moffat Museum. Don’t worry about which “Joe” is right for you! We can match you up with projects based on your skill sets and areas of interest. Also, don’t be afraid of a time commitment. We will take a day or 3 times a week – however you’d like to give back to the community! Also High Schoolers, this is a great (and fun!) way to get the required Community Service Hours needed to graduate.

See Joe Go!

Carpenter & Painter Joe

Are you handy with tools or a paintbrush? We have plenty of projects that could use various level of carpenters and painters, from helping to build the model train layout exhibit to restoration of railroad equipment in the Interpretive Center.

Model Train Builder Joe

The “creative types”, who are detail oriented, are perfect for model train layout building! Building bridges, trees, rockwork, historical buildings, switchyards, painting figurines, etc. 

Docet Joe

Do you love history or storytelling? We need docets to guide our visitors through the railroad days. You don’t have to study history books; training of Moffat RR’s colorful history will be  provided.

Visitor Center Joe

We need a variety of assistance in the Visitor Center & Gift Shop, including selling museum admission and/or event tickets and helping with gift shop inventory. Experience in retail sales and/or customer service is helpful.

RR Conductor Joe

Are you a “foamer”? If you know that nickname, then running the O and HO model trains is most likely the job for you. On-site training is required before operating the trains.

Past Events Held:

CO Railroad Heritage Week

Colorado Railroad Heritage Week, June 15-22, 2024

Dad’s Day Deal!

Haunted Train Halloween Night 4:30-7:30 pm

3rd Annual Granby Easter Egg Hunt

Annual Meeting & Membership Drive

Haunted Train Halloween Night 4:30-7:30 pm

Haunted Halloween Train

Haunted Train Halloween Night 4:30-7:30 pm

David’s B’day Bash

David's B'day Bash Cookout July 22, 2023

Granby’s Easter Egg Hunt

Granby Easter Egg Hunt

Santa & Reindeer Visited Us!

Halloween event

Haunted Halloween Train

Halloween event

Fourth of July Celebration

Fourth of July Weekend Celebration

The Grand Eggstravaganza

The Grand Eggstravaganza

Hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way! Make plans to bring your family to the Moffat museum on Saturday, April 16 for the egg hunt that will start at 10 am. Come see the Easter Bunny and admire the model trains for FREE! Then head over to River Run Resort for a lunch ($6/person) and live music. Great day for the whole family. And a special thanks to all the partners – we couldn’t do this event without all of you!

Open for Spring Break

Although we are typically closed for the winter to work on restoration projects, we are OPEN for Spring Break: March 11-20 (except closed March 14 & 15) from 10 am-5 pm.

Open Presidents Day Weekend

Presidents Weekend Special HoursGood news! We will be open for special hours over Presidents Weekend (Feb 18-21, 2022 from 10 am-6 pm daily). 

Museum’s Holiday Season November 26 – January 10th

As is our tradition, on the day after Thanksgiving (that’s November 26, 2021), our museum will be open for the holidays through January 10, 2022. Come experience the magic of Christmas this holiday season!

Santa & His Reindeer Weekend Dec 18 & 19Santa & His Reindeer Coming to Visit

Kids, mark your parents’ calendars for December 18 & 19!
Saturday, December 18, 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, December 19, 1-5 pm
Cost: $5 per child to see Santa

We’ll also have Holiday Train Storytime (read both in English & Spanish), Christmas Cookies & Milk, and Free, DIY Gift Wrapping Station for Gift Shop purchases!

Haunted Train for Halloween

Haunted Train Oct 31st 5-7:30pm at Moffat Road Railroad MuseumWe had a blast-and-a-half spooking kids of all ages. We were surprised how many young ones got on board the train, and we quickly figured out how to downplay the scariness level when needed. Click the button below to view event photos and a short video and/or check out our Facebook page @MoffatRoadRailroadMuseum.

1922 Shay steam locomotive1922 Steam Locomotive Arrived October 8th!

The 1922 WestSide Lumber #8 3-truck Shay was relocated from the Royal Gorge Route Railroad in Canon City, CO to the museum’s Interpretive Center! It was transported by truck to Granby and then a crane service assisted with positioning the locomotive onto the display track.

September 4th Crawfish Boil

Thank You for a great 2021 Crawfish Boil

Thanks to those who joined us for our Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. We hope everyone enjoyed the food, activities and music!

We couldn’t have done it without the hard work and hustle of our staff, board and friends! We are very grateful to them and would like to thank everyone who helped.

And a special thanks to Fontenot’s for providing the delicious food and Diane Ehlert with Elev8 Your Cause for being our event planner and marketer.

We hope to see everyone again this holiday season with your visiting family
and friends!

Check out the event photos below.

Event Photos – September 4th Crawfish Boil

Family Train Ride

Coming Soon! Our train, that can accommodate both children and adults, is currently being custom built. We hope to have it up and running late summer 2024! Tickets will be available for purchase inside the Visitor Center for $4 per person. 

Stay tuned for more info about the new family train ride!

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