Train rides every summer weekend at the Hesston Steam Museum. Come ride one of 3 real steam trains..

Take a ride on 3 different railroads
& stroll among machines of the industrial age

Near Chicago Illinois in Northern Indiana near Southwestern Michigan.

Civil War Railroad Days

Ride along as civil war soldiers defend the army payroll from enemy troops.


Saturday, Sunday

June 27, 28, 2015

Museum Grounds open at 11:30am CDT. Civil war displays and encampments are available for viewing.
Trains start running and reenactments begin at 12:00pm (noon) until 5:00pm CDT

Confederate and Union Troops are poised to take over The Flying Dutchman Railroad!

An exciting Civil War Battle on Real Steam Trains.

Be on hand for one of the many reenactments planned (rain or shine).

The Union Colonel briefs his troops on the Confederate plan to "liberate" the payroll shipment.

Confederate soldiers make off with the Union Army's payroll.

Learn about the daily life of the Civil War Soldier. Visit the Confederate and Union encampments, the field hospital, the mess tent and more!



While you're at Hesston Steam Museum....

Soda Fountain and Restaurant 
Sit down at the soda fountain and enjoy delicious ice cream treats and sodas made from old-time recipes. Talk with the soda jerk and watch the creation of your favorite cool treat. Soda, sundaes, cones, splits, and egg creams are offered in this historic setting. Our vintage Art Deco styled soda fountain was built in 1930 and was relocated from Schlipp's Pharmacy that served Sawyer, Michigan, just 17 miles away, for decades.

The ice cream parlor also serves up some delicious food as well. Whether you want just a snack or a full meal you're sure to find something for your whole family.

Visit The Depot Store for a wide variety of steam related items including tee and sweat-shirts, "Thomas the Tank Engine"® toys and much more.



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The Hesston Steam Museum is operated by the LaPorte County Historical Steam Society an all volunteer 501(c)(3) not-for-profit