French Lick Scenic Railway Museum is a tourist railway and museum located in French Lick, Indiana. The Museum was founded in 1961 in the town of Westport, Indiana where the railroad operated a tourist excursion, utilizing one small locomotive, three passenger cars, and about twenty volunteers. Ridership was estimated at about 500 passengers in 1962. The museum and railway remained in Westport until a move was necessitated in 1971. The organization relocated to Greensburg, Indiana where it operated until 1976 when it again, it changed locations. The Museum was relocated to French Lick in 1978 after an agreement with the Southern Railway Company. They deeded the Museum a total of sixteen miles of track stretching from West Baden, Indiana, approximately one mile north of French
Lick, to a small village named Dubois, to the south. The Indiana Railway Museum currently operates passenger trains over ten miles of this track from French Lick to Cuzco. In 2011, the railroadhad a ridership of over 40,000 passengers
The French Lick Scenic Railway is the ultimate train enthusiast destination, the museum boasts some of the most treasured railway cars and museum quality industry heirlooms, in the United States.
Spend a day with us and ride on one of our historic trains through the beautiful Hoosier National Forest and through the Burton Tunnel. Visit the Museum store and purchase a piece of history to take home from our intricately stocked gift shop that will delight train enthusiasts of all ages.
Throughout the year, the Museum hosts special events like our famous Wild West Hold-Up's and Murder Under the Big Top mystery dinner show. For the holiday season, The Polar Express is a must attend event! Ride on The Polar Express Train while being entertained with song and dance as you are whisked away to the North Pole where you can meet Santa Claus himself. A truly unique and memorable event for the whole family!