5 Must-Do Activities at Halton County Radial Railway Museum

The Halton County Radial Railway Museum is open for the 2023 season and we couldn’t be happier! This is a volunteer-run train museum and a unique attraction to visit. You’ll love the history and hands-on exploration that happens.

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Location and Admission

You will easily find the train and streetcar museum on Guelph Line, north of the 401. The Halton County Radial Railway Museum is currently open on weekends from 10 am – 5 pm with the first streetcar ride at 11 am and the last ride at 4:30 pm. 

Admission Prices for 2023

  • Adult = $24.00
  • Senior (65+) = $22.00
  • Child (4-9) = $12.00 NEW THIS YEAR
  • Youth (10-17) = $18.00
  • Under 4 = FREE
  • Family Pass (Max. 2 Adults and 2 Children) = $70.00

They also offer season passes for super fans. Once you’ve paid your admission to everything else is covered including unlimited streetcar rides!

Accessibility at Halton County Radial Railway Museum

The museum grounds are somewhat wheelchair and stroller friendly but you will be limited to what you can do.  For young children, if you can use a carrier or a small folding stroller it will probably be easiest.  Visiting with a wheelchair user? We suggest calling ahead to check accessibility based on your specific parameters.

Washrooms are located inside the main gift shop. There is a small snack bar here as well.  The food offerings are limited to snacks and drinks but will most likely expand as the summer comes and crowds increase. You can bring in your own food and enjoy it at one of the many picnic tables throughout the grounds.

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little boy enjoying th hands-on exhibits at HCRR

All Aboard! Let’s Visit Halton County Radial Railway

Once you enter the Halton County Radial Railway museum grounds you will see which streetcars are operating that day. The rides are every 20-30 minutes and when we were there 3 different cars were in use.

Each car went out one at a time throughout the day. We got on the 11 am ride and rode all 3 cars in a row, which took us about 1.5 hours.

It was incredible to be inside the different cars and feel how different each ride is.  Shockingly, the older the car the smoother the ride! Throughout the rides, your conductor shares about the history and significance of the vehicles, the electric railway and the museum itself.  

Ride the trains as much as your heart desires. Ask the conductors to punch your ticket for you.

ticket stub at Halton County Radial Railway

Meadowvale Station

You are welcome to stay on the streetcar for the entire loop but if you want to get off there is a stop at Meadowvale station. This is a fabulous spot to have a picnic or explore the rock garden. Once you get off, another train will be by again in approximately 30 minutes. Just enough time to treat yourselves to an ice cream cone in the summertime.

Rockwood Station

The main museum is Rockwood Station and it’s located right at the entrance to the grounds. This is an excellent spot to explore the old station and learn about the history of the Radial Railway in Ontario.  If you’re curious to learn more you are welcome to speak to the docent who is very knowledgeable about the history of the station and the trains that passed through the city.

train station at Halton County Radial Railway

Be Sure To Visit Car Barn #3

Car Barn #3 is where all of the restored vehicles are and it’s definitely worth a visit. There are lots of things that you can touch and explore and many of them are open so you can enter them and take a look. Take time to learn more about each vehicle when you read the information posts throughout with lots of educational facts. 

Be sure to let your kids drive the bus and explore the subway maze. Shhh…it’s not really a maze just a bunch of connected subway cars but we really enjoyed it!

If you have a train enthusiast in the family or are just looking for a unique experience, I would definitely recommend a visit to the Halton County Radial Railway Museum. The entire museum is run by volunteers and they do an outstanding job. Everyone we talked to was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and had an infectious passion for trains and streetcars. 

Halton County Radial Railway Museum is located at 13629 Guelph Line in Milton, Ontario.

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