Private Parties at the Texas Transportation Museum
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Four different locations for your special event

Party rental includes unlimited train rides!

Admission for all your guests included!

TTM is a great place to celebrate special events with your friends. We have a party caboose that comfortably seats about two dozen people. We have an open pavilion that holds around 50 people. You can also, for a little less, rent space at our picnic spaces under the trees. And we can also make space available in our main display building when the weather is not so great. scroll down for all the details. We supply name tags so your guests will not be asked to pay admission as they move around our huge site.
TTM's Party Caboose
Seats 24 in air conditioned and heated space.
TTM's party caboose
TTM's party caboose
TTM's party caboose

TTM's party caboose, April 2016
TTM's party caboose, April 2016
TTM's party caboose
TTM's party caboose
TTM's party caboose has been completely refurbished inside and out. It seats about 24 people very comfortably, with interior tables that can be reconfigured within limits. It has both A/C and heat for everyone's comfort. You also get exclusive use of one exterior picnic table for your supplies and belongings. It available for periods of two hours, beginning either at 11 AM or 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The rental fee is only $120.00 for the coolest party venue in town.
Pavilion parties at TTM

TTM's brand new 30 X 40 pavilion, opened in 2013
TTM's brand new 30 X 40 pavilion, opened in 2013

TTM's brand new 30 X 40 pavilion, opened in 2013
TTM's brand new 30 X 40 pavilion, opened in 2013
This is a 30 X 40 foot pavilion. It is located between the historic depot and the garden railroad. It can comfortably accommodate large groups. It is currently available for rent for only $180.00 You get the space for about four hours, from around 11 AM to 3 PM. This is a great space at a great price. Use the application below to let us know what you want and we will try to accommodate you.
Outdoor parties at TTM

We provide a barbecue stove, too.
Party at the garden railroad
What a deal! A great place to celebrate and train rides, too!
Outdoor party at the garden railroad at the Texas Transportation Museum
TTM has a number of outdoor picnic tables in the garden railroad area, many shaded by trees. Groups of these can be reserved for up to two hours for only $100.00. ($50 non-refundable deposit, required at least three weeks prior to the party date, and $50.00 due at time of arrival.) See below for party schedule.
Parties in the main display building
Party in the Zucht building
Party in the Zucht building
Party in the Zucht building
The display building contain three different scales of model railroads, automobiles, horse carriages plus our rest rooms and water fountain. There is ample space for your party as well. It is a great venue for kids of all ages. Renting space in the display building costs $150, a $75.00 non-refundable deposit at least three weeks prior to the party date. The remaining $75.00 is due when you arrive to set up your party.
General Party Information
Available Time Slots:
Caboose, Picnic Tables and Display Building:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays only

The Pavilion:
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM or 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays only
2017 Party Schedule Restrictions
Pavilion not available on Sat. April 8 and Sat. May 13
No parties on Sat. Oct. 21, Sat Dec. 9, Sun. Dec. 10 and Sun. Dec 17
No 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM parties on Sat. Dec. 16 and Sat. Dec. 23
Cost:
Pavilion - $180 ($90 Non-Refundable Deposit*)
Indoors - Zucht Display Building: $150 ($75 Non-Refundable Deposit*)
Party Caboose - $120 ($60 Non-Refundable Deposit*)
Outdoors - Picnic Tables: $100 ($50 Non-Refundable Deposit*)
(Ask us about a Sunday discount)
Admission for all guests included in rental fee.
TRAIN RIDES INCLUDED FOR ALL GUESTS
  • TTM provides tables and chairs for up to 30 people.
  • You are welcome to bring more chairs if you need them.
  • TTM does not supply any food or drinks.
  • TTM is a NO SMOKING / NO GLASS CONTAINER site as per city ordinances.
  • Terms correct as of May 2013. Rates subject to change at any time.

  • Payment Information
  • 50% non-refundable deposit is required 14 days prior to date of party.
  • No refund on deposit but rain checks are available.*
  • We do not collect payments on-line but they can be submitted with cash, check or credit card by visiting or calling TTM during regular business hours.

    * If unforeseen issues prevent TTM from opening on the day of the party, the party can be rescheduled for a later date. Otherwise TTM is only responsible for refunding the remaining 50% of the total rental fee (if it was ore-paid before the date of the party). The original 50% deposit is non-refundable. TTM is not responsible for refunding any additional costs incurred by booking party including but not limited to cost of food, entertainment, transportation, etc.
    TTM SAFETY & COURTESY RULES

    To ensure all museum visitors have an enjoyable and safe visit,
    be so kind as to follow the following safety and courtesy rules

    Please do:
    • Supervise all children at all times
    • Stay completely away from the railroad tracks
    • Remain seated while on the train and obey all staff safety instructions
    • Stay out of marked restricted areas for your own safety
    • Use trash receptacles provided
    Please do not:
    • Smoke, consume alcohol, or use drugs
    • Climb on or touch any static museum exhibits or equipment
    • Use offensive or profane language or play loud music
    • Run on any part of museum grounds
    • Use any glass containers or other glass items outdoors
    Failure to follow these rules may result
    in you being asked to leave the museum
    Booking Your Party
    Submit the form below to book your party.
    We will contact you by phone to confirm your date and arrange payment.

    For information about groups and tours, contact
    Marie Roy, TTM Party & Group Booking Coordinator
    or call TTM during regular business hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (No Admittance After 2:00 PM)
    SATURDAY & SUNDAY
    10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    (No admittance after 3:30 PM)
    GENERAL ADMISSION
    Adults (Ages 13 and up) - $10
    Child (Ages 4-12) - $8
    Child (Under Age 4) - FREE
    Train rides included with admission.

    $1 off admission per person
    when train rides not running.
    Admission rates vary for Holiday, Special
    and Night Events.
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