Field Trips & Student Tours

Historic RailPark & Train Museum

Visiting the Historic RailPark & Train Museum allows students to connect with the past, appreciate the engineering marvels of the railroad era and gain a deeper understanding of how railroads shaped the nation’s history and culture.

Educational Sites


Climb aboard the restored railcars that include the E-8 Engine, Presidential Office Car, the Duncan Hines Dining Car, a luxury Pullman Sleeper and 1921 Post Office Car. As you tour through the railcars, stories unfold of a slower-paced era when railroad travel was a way of life.

Train Museum

Explore our two-story, self-guided, Museum filled railroading history! Ask the cook, engineer, and conductor questions. Discover the hobo code. Meet one of the famous Pullman Porters from the 1920’s and learn about the role the railroad has played in Bowling Green history.

Other Educational Facilities

The Historic RailPark & Train Museum encourages combining a tour of the following educational facilities on the same trip!


  • Bowling Green Trolley (Bowling Green History)
  • Corvette Museum (Transportation and Engineering)
  • Aviation Heritage Park (Military & Aviation History)
  • Kentucky Museum (Civil War and Kentucky History)
  • Riverview at Hobson Grove (Civil War and Kentucky History)
  • South Union Shaker Museum (Civil War and Kentucky History)

Teacher / Chaperones

We ask that one adult accompany every 10 students. Group leaders are responsible for student behavior and must remain with the students.


Your group is welcome to bring sack lunches to eat at designated areas.  Arrangements must be made at time of reservation.  Visitors may not take food or drink into the museum.


Guests are welcome to take photographs in the museum. When making a group reservation, you are allowing the Historic RailPark & Train Museum permission to use the group or individual for publication and marketing.

Student Group Rates & Reservations

We offer special rates for student groups of 15 or more. Group reservations can be made by calling Debbie Eaton at 270-745-7317 or by completing the Student Tour Reservation Form. We ask for at least two weeks advance notice in order to ensure the best experience possible!

Historic RailPark & Train Museum Student Rates

Students – $8

Teachers / Chaperones – $12

School bus drivers – Complimentary

Complimentary bus parking


Historic Bowling Green Trolley Group Rates

$20 per person (15+ or more)

Motorcoach Drivers and Escorts – Complimentary

*Limited to 34 people

Student Tour Booking Form

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If your question isn’t answered here, contact [email protected] or by calling 270-745-7317.