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Garden Railway

Garden Railway

Dates & Price

October 2, 2021–January 9, 2022

Free with Gardens Admission

Please note: Timed Admission Tickets are required.

Free Timed Member Reservations (except Innovators and Gardens Premium Members) are required every day during A Longwood Christmas.

Celebrate the 20+ year tradition of our whimsical, wonderful Garden Railway.

On view through our Autumn’s Colors and A Longwood Christmas seasons, a perfectly fanciful blend of horticulture, engineering, and lighthearted fun awaits guests of all ages with this very special display located outdoors near the Terrace Restaurant.

Each fall, members of our Horticulture, Facilities, and Guest Services departments team up to achieve the not-so-small feat of creating this multi-level world in miniature—complete with a beautiful seasonally changing plant palette. We proudly showcase our collection of dozens of locomotives, steam engines, diesel engines, and specialty engines—as well as the ever-popular Thomas the Tank Engine and many of his friends—as they rumble along nearly 500 feet of track amid textural foliage, flowering plants, and woody plants. Read our blog post to learn more.

Come explore and make new memories with us.