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Washington State History Museum Hosts Annual Train Festival

The Holidays are the time of enjoyment and some leisure time with friends and family. And Washington State has found another place to enjoy.

In the Washington State History Museum, the Trains have added more fervor to the holidays.

The Museum’s is playing host to the annual Model Train Festival. The festival kicked off on 21st December and will go on till the 1st day of the next year.

Tacoma has seen such festivals earlier as well. But the enthusiasm and excitement of this year are very different.

The Train Festival is said to be bringing the generation gap to void. We can see people from all age groups participating in the Festival. Train enthusiasts have also been visiting the place in large numbers. It’s a festival which perfectly blends History and Technology.

As per the Museum’s website, the Train Festival is a showcase of the most spectacular and detailed model railroad scenes in the Pacific Northwest. It features the railroad artifacts of the Great Hall of Washington History, and it lets the visitors learn about how the railroad has influenced the growth and development of Washington State.

It claims to have the Amtrak passenger trains and Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight trains of contemporary times and historic diesel and steam engines that launched the trans-continental railroad in the 1860s as well. So, it promises to showcase an interesting picture of History and its development throughout the years.

It also features the previously prevalent Lantern signaling system and postage-stamp-size advertisement to enlighten the museum-goers of the past. But, there is some information on the admission to the Museum you need to know before your visit.

Admission –

  • The admission fee for the member of Historical Society is completely free.
  • The charge for an adult of over 18 years of age is $14.
  • Senior citizens of above 65 years of age will have to pay $11 for a visit.
  • Students between the ages of 6 to 17 will have to pay $11.
  • $11 is the charge for the active and retired military service professional. They need to furnish their ID for proof.
  • The allowance of children below five years old is free.
  • A family visit with two adults and four children can be done with a package of $40.
  • There is a discount of $1 per person and $2 per family to the Washington Quest EBT Card Discount holders, but they need to furnish the card there at the ticket counter.

It’s to be noted that the Museum is open every day from the 21st to 1st of January 2019 from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. And the Museum will remain closed on the 24th and 25th of December owing to the Christmas.

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