West Florida Railroad Museum

West Florida Railroad Museum


The Florida Gulf &Atlantic Railroad (FGAR) has been using this beautiful engine in our area lately. It usually runs with a couple of the black engines and whatever freight cars need to be moved. They have 3 more painted like this in the Tallahassee area. It is really a sight to see. We don’t get a schedule for freight trains so just keep your eyes open.
Great time for the whole family seeing all the models and enjoying the small train ride, thank you!
Wildwood Antique Mall of Eustis
I believe they do birthday parties still.
Mystery location in N.W. FL 1940's:The letterboard on the dining car seems to have a name ending in "Y" followed by an ampersand (&) followed by the second part of the railroad name illegible. Identifying the railroad may help identify the location. I am drawing a blank on a railroad with a"Y at the end of the first half of its name. None of the obvious Panhandle railroad names fit: Louisville & Nashville, St. Louis & San Francisco, Seaboard Air Line, Atlantic Coast Line, etc. What could it be?

The Milton depot, on the National Register of Historic Places, is owned by the Santa Rosa Historical

The Museum occupies the L&N Milton combination freight and passenger depot that was built in 1907-09 on the site of the original 1882 P&A depot. The station was closed in 1973, bought by the Santa Rosa Historical Society, and partially restored with a 1976 Bicentennial grant.


Due to the forecast low temperatures for Friday and Saturday, December 23 and 24, the outdoor layout and riding train will be closed.

The rest of the Museum will be open but some buildings such as the freight house are not heated, so make sure you dress warmly.


Outdoor Train Operations Weather Policy

The West Florida Railroad Museum outdoor G-Scale operating layout and Lenny, our riding train, are provided thanks to our great volunteers. The G-Scale trains are actually owned by our volunteers. These same volunteers also provide the engineers and spotters for Lenny.

Our volunteers will not run the outdoor trains or Lenny if it is raining. In addition, the outdoor activities will not be available if it is too cold.

Our policy is - If the forecast high temperature is less than 45 degrees for the day, the outdoor trains will not be operational. This will be based on the forecast for the daily high from the previous evening.

All other Museum displays will still be available including the operating HO-Scale train layout in the Bridge Tender’s House.

Additional conditions such as Hurricanes could also interrupt operations from time to time.

We will post updates and closures on Facebook when they occur.

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post 12/18/2022

We had a wonderful day at the Museum today. Thanks to all of you who came out to enjoy the Museum, Santa, photos, ornament crafts, and hot chocolate and cookies.

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post 12/17/2022

Santa has Arrived!


The Museum does not charge admission but does accept donations which help fund our operations. The Santa event prices help pay for the event and are:
ornament craft - $2
Santa 5x7 photo - $10
Additional copy of 5x7 - $8
Santa 8x10 photo - $20
Additional copy of 8x10 - $15
Children’s cocoa and cookies - Free


Remember the Gift Shop has gift ideas particularly for the young ones. We have children's books and wooden trains that are quite popular.



Don't forget to come by the depot Saturday. Santa will be there 11-2. We have a photographer, hot chocolate and cookies, and ornament crafts.

It will be a great time to visit the museum.


Thanks so much for all of the input on names for our riding train. There were some great ideas such as asking the kids for names and various references to Milton such as Milton Express. We love seeing the community come together and support us.

In the end, we have decided on Lenny because it has L and N in it and we are an L&N historic depot and because it is a simple name for our young people to use.

Look for upcoming activities in the future with Lenny.


Naming Contest! We would like to name our train. Instead of calling it the riding train it would have a name like Thomas (but not Thomas). If you have a suggestion, post it or email us.


Have your children make this ornament with the help of our elves. $2 in the gift shop. It is a great holiday experience. And remember, Santa will be at the museum Saturday, December 17 from 11-2.

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post 12/07/2022

We enjoyed having the Rhodes kindergarten classes visit the museum this week for tours. We love being involved in the community and sharing the story of our historic Depot with the young people.


We have several children’s books with train themes for sale in our gift shop. They are great gift ideas. Come check them out.


We have some busy times at the Museum in the next few weeks. We wanted to let you know about some of the upcoming activities so you can mark your calendars.

Saturday, November 19 - Decorate the Museum for Christmas - Volunteers are welcome
Monday - Wednesday, December 5 - 7 - Private School Tours
Saturday - December 17 - Santa will be at the Museum from 11-2 along with hot cocoa and cookies. A photographer will be present and other activities are being planned.

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Otherwise we will be open Wednesday - Saturday from 10 - 3.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Museum.

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post 11/08/2022

Today, WFRM’s Paul Weston demonstrated his “Time Saver” switch yard puzzle to the Santa Rosa County Schools STEAM Workshop. Thanks Paul!


Ghost Walk tickets are on sale at the Milton Train Depot - West Florida Railroad Museum! 10am-3pm Wednesday - Saturday. Avoid the line at the The Imogene Theatre and enjoy the train depot museum!


Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the Fall Festival. Thanks to Snowbiz Shaved Ice, Cejo Food Truck, and Aspire Cafe for bringing great food. And thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make this such a wonderful success.


It’s coming soon!


Come out and enjoy the Museum with us tomorrow!!!


Only a couple of days until Fall Festival. It will be great. Wonderful weather and activities. Great food. Great people. Snowbiz Shaved Ice, Cejo Food Truck, and Aspire Cafe will be here. The Butterfly House across the tracks also has a big event planned. Come see us Saturday from 10 - 3. We can’t wait to see everyone.


We will be at West Florida Railroad Museum Saturday, October 8th, for our first ever Fall Festival! Come see us! 5003 Henry Street Milton, Florida.

If you want to pre-order and pick up at the festival, visit our website www.aspirecafe.com.

We will have chocolate chip cookies, ginger snaps, dark chocolate chunk brownies, and a limited supply of our dark chocolate mocha donuts.

Other vendors include Snowbiz Shaved Ice and Cejo Food Truck

Photos from Snowbiz Shaved Ice's post 10/03/2022

Photos from Snowbiz Shaved Ice's post

Pay West Florida Railroad Museum using PayPal.Me 09/30/2022

Pay West Florida Railroad Museum using PayPal.Me

You can have your name on a board for a $100 donation. You my pay by coming by the museum or using the link below. Please note that if you pay using the link you need to provide the name you want on the name plate.

Pay West Florida Railroad Museum using PayPal.Me Go to paypal.me/westfloridarr and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries.

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post 09/30/2022

Name plates are installed on the boards. They look great. Thanks Preston for installing them. We have 12 more for sale if you are interested.


Fall Festival is quickly approaching. Plan on visiting the museum on October 8. We will have lots of fun and food. Snowbiz Shaved Ice and Cejo Food Trucks will be there.


It’s coming soon!


It’s coming soon!


Fall Festival is almost here. Make sure you come visit us on October 8. We are very excited.

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post 09/18/2022

Checkout the Flatcar - From rotten wood, to bare steel, to finally looking great with ALL new wood in place. Thanks so much to the hard work of our volunteer to get this done. We will start working on placing name plates this week. Come see it.


Get Ready for Monarch Madness!

Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights the best of Santa Rosa County. Check out the list. 09/09/2022

Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights the best of Santa Rosa County. Check out the list.

Checkout the Pensacola News Journal article today about Santa Rosa County Beaches to Woodlands tour spots. Our museum got great pictures. Thanks PNJ for the support.

Beaches to Woodlands Tour highlights the best of Santa Rosa County. Check out the list. Corn mazes, haunted theatre, sea turtles, vintage cars, bluegrass, a fishing rode are just a few of the 19th annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour events.


We have had several posts regarding hours and ages. We hope this information helps.

Our museum is open to the public Wednesday - Saturday from 10am until 3pm. The model train exhibits and riding train are open Friday and Saturday from 10am until 3pm. We do not charge admittance but do request donations. People of all ages are invited however only children ages 3 - 12 may ride the riding train. Also the riding train is closed if it rains.

We do rent the Dining Car for events such as birthday parties or meetings. Rentals for 2 hours are $100 plus tax if it is in normal hours. Other times are available but the cost varies. We do not provide the food for these events.

Contact us if you would like more information at [email protected].

Photos from West Florida Railroad Museum's post 08/28/2022

This is one of our future volunteers who is in training. We are so excited to have young people come out and visit the museum. We have been busy with a lot of restoration work the past few months and are now moving into a phase where we can be more active in the community. We are working to add kid/youth programs that allow them to interact with the trains. And we are working to update displays in the freight house to make them more interactive. One of our big projects that is just beginning is the Lady Bird Johnson display we are planning to open in the fall of 2024.

We have a lot of things going on and could use more volunteers and yes........donations. If you can volunteer, let us know at [email protected]. If you can donate, you may do so by clicking below. And please come see us. We have some great events coming in October.



Check out the Graffiti Bridge artwork today.

Pay West Florida Railroad Museum using PayPal.Me 08/25/2022

Pay West Florida Railroad Museum using PayPal.Me

Pay West Florida Railroad Museum using PayPal.Me Go to paypal.me/westfloridarr and type in the amount. Since it’s PayPal, it's easy and secure. Don’t have a PayPal account? No worries.

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5003 Henry Street
Milton, FL

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 3pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

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