Mid-Continent Railway Museum & Gift Shop

World-Class railroad museum with extensive collection of locomotives and rolling stock. Enjoy a seven-mile, 50-minute round-trip train ride through the beauty of the scenic Baraboo Hills. Museum displays of historic steam railroad locomotives, passenger cars and freight cars. Visit the historic depot constructed in 1894 and gift shop.

Hours of Operation

2015 Schedule: May 9-June 7: Open Weekends Only, June 8-August 28: Open Daily, August 29-Oct 18: Open Weekends Only. Trains depart: 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. The museum grounds are open from 9:30am-5pm. Check our website for other Special Event Train Rides.


From Baraboo take Hwy 136 four miles west to Cty PF, then south on PF 1.5 miles to North Freedom. Watch for signs. Mid-Continent is located at North Freedom, Wisconsin, about one hour north of Madison, and 1/2 hour south from Wisconsin Dells.


  • Disabled Access

History/Heritage Type

  • Early Industry
  • Wisconsin History
  • Transportation Heritage

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical

Tour Type

  • Train/Trolley

State Historic Sign Site

  • Yes